Jury sent home in murder trial and will resume deliberations on Friday
Oliver Kierans has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife
Oliver Kierans (57) of Drumbannon Bailieboro, Cavan pleaded not guilty to murdering Patricia Kierans. Photograph: Collins Courts
The jury in the trial of a Cavan man accused of murdering his wife have been sent home and will resume their deliberations on Friday.
He pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun but was found guilty of that charge on Wednesday by the jury.
He also pleaded not guilty to the possession of the same shotgun with intent to endanger life.
Early on Thursday Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly asked the jury of five women and seven men for a majority verdict on the charge of murder and the possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life.
The jury will resume their deliberations on Friday morning.