Man to go on trial charged with Waterford knife murder

Tadhg Butler has pleaded not guilty to murdering Michael O’Dwyer


A man will go on trial on Wednesday charged with murdering a 25-year-old man in Waterford in 2014.

Tadhg Butler (34) also known as Thomas O’Grady, who is originally from Kilkenny but has an address at Seafield in Tramore, Co Waterford, was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court on Monday.

Dressed in a grey tie and black leather jacket, he pleaded not guilty to murdering Michael O’Dwyer in Waterford last year.

The Kilkenny man was stabbed to death in an apartment in Tramore, Co Waterford on January 9th, 2014.

A jury of eight women and four men was sworn in to hear the trial which is due to begin on Wednesday before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and is expected to last two weeks.