Delayed murder trial to open


The trial of a man accused of the murder of his wife, whose body was found in a skip on a Dublin street in 1996, is due to open today after legal issues delayed its opening yesterday.

When arraigned on Monday before Mr Justice Carney, Mr David Patrick Murphy (36), of Munster Street, Phibsboro, Dublin, pleaded not guilty to the charge that between May 27th and May 28th, 1996, he murdered Ms Patricia Murphy (33). The couple shared a home in Glasnevin, Dublin.

Central Criminal Court Registrar Ms Siobhan Hayes put the defendant in charge to the jury, who were then released until this morning by High Court judge Mr Justice Cyril Kelly.

He told the jurors there were legal matters that required his individual attention in their absence.