Jury sworn in for Longford murder trial

A 25-year-old man is to go on trial accused of the murder of another man in Longford over a year ago.

Rihards Lavickis of Annaly Court in Longford is accused of murdering Arkadiusz Czajkowski at Townspark in November 2016.

He has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

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This plea wasn’t accepted by the State.

A jury has been sworn in to hear the trial which is due to start this afternoon.