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Ashling Murphy Murder Trial enters final stages

Nov 6, 2023 09:22 By Shannonside News
Ashling Murphy Murder Trial enters final stages
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The jury of 9 men and 3 women is to hear from one more defence witness this morning.

The Ashling Murphy murder trial is into the closing stages. Jozef Puska, who’s 33 and with an address at Lynally Grove, Mucklagh, Co Offaly, denies murdering the 23-year-old school teacher in Tullamore on January 12th 2022.

It's alleged Jozef Puska confessed to murdering Ashling Murphy and did so at a level of detail which only he would have known. He denies murder, claiming that he was stabbed by a man in a surgical mask who then went on to kill Ms Murphy, and he was a witness to it.

The jury of 9 men and 3 women is to hear from one more defence witness this morning. It's anticipated that the prosecution and defence will then present their closing arguments.

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