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Man charged with murder of Ashling Murphy

Jan 19, 2022 21:01 By Shannonside News
Man charged with murder of Ashling Murphy Man charged with murder of Ashling Murphy
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A large crowd gathered outside the courthouse.

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy.

Jozef Puska of Lynally Grove, Mucklagh Co. Offaly was brought before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court this evening.

The Slovakian National is accused of murdering the 23 year old school teacher last Wednesday while she was out for a run on the canal in Tullamore.

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JOZEF PUSKA appeared in court in a matching grey tracksuit and blue disposable face mask.

The court heard when charged at Tullamore Garda Station this evening and asked if he wanted to make a reply, he said no.

Some family supporters were let into the court room and they held framed pictures of Ashling.

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A Slovakian interpreter was provided for the accused.

Defense Solicitor Eoin Lysaght applied for free legal aid and for the services of an interpreter going forward for all hearings and consultations.

Judge Catherine Staines remanded Mr Puska in custody to appear again at Clover Hill District Court on 26 January.

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