Warrant issued for two men on trial for manslaughter of Galway teacher
A BENCH warrant has been issued for two men who are facing charges of killing a Galway teacher.
The two men failed to appear at Galway Circuit Criminal Court today where they were to face trial for the manslaughter of Galway teacher and publican John Kenny.
However, when they were called today officers of the court discovered they weren't present.
Superintendent Noel Kelly from Salthill Garda Station gave evidence to the court that the pair had been aware that their trial was due to begin today.
He added that the men had been present on the last date in March when a trail date was set. They had been called to court today but made no appearance.
When they failed to make an appearance, Judge Keenan Johnson issued bench warrants for their arrest.
The trial had been expected to last for two to three weeks.
Mr Kenny, 56, ran the family-owned pub in Oughterard and also taught at the Presentation College in Athenry.
He was found dead in his pub on Main Street Oughterard on September 25, 2011. His hands had been tied behind his back. It is believed he died some time late on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.