Jury sworn in for murder trial over body found in refuse chute

David O’Loughlin (27) charged with murder of Liam Manley (59) at Cork apartments

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a 27-year-old man charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cork.

David O'Loughlin, a native of Co Clare, is charged with the murder of Liam Manley (59), at Garden City Apartments, North Main Street, Cork on May 12th, 2013.

A native of Baker's Road in Gurranebraher in Cork, Mr Manley had in recent years lived with the Simon Community at their house at Boreenamanna Road on the city's southside.

On Tuesday, Mr O'Loughlin, with an address of Garden City Apartments, pleaded not guilty to the murder when he was arraigned at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork.

A jury of five men and seven women were sworn in to try the case before Mr Justice Paul Carney.

Earlier, prosecution counsel Sean Gillane SC and defence counsel Brendan Nix SC said the case would involve some seven days of evidence.

Mr Justice Carney thanked them and advised that he will not be able to sit for four days in Cork every week, as has tended to be his practice to date with cases in Cork.

Following the swearing in of the jury, Mr Justice Carney adjourned the case until Wednesday, asking the jurors to return at 11am when they will start hearing evidence in the trial.