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Dad confident of justice for tragic Nicola

THE father of Irish student Nicola Furlong is confident that justice will be done in the trial of the American man accused of murdering her.

The 21-year-old, from Curracloe, Co Wexford, was found dead in a hotel room in Tokyo, Japan, in May.

Ms Furlong had been on a year-long study exchange in Japan and had attended a concert on the night she was allegedly murdered.

Her family were informed by police on Monday that the murder trial of Richard Hinds would take place between March 4 and 22.

Ms Furlong's father Andrew told the Irish Independent: "The police in Japan usually don't take these cases unless they win. They are very thorough in their investigations," he said.

Irish Independent