Trial Of The Man Accused Of Murdering Ashling Murphy Due To Get Underway Today

The trial was expected to get underway earlier this year.

The trial of a 32 year old man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy is due to get underway later this morning.

Jozef Puska, of Lynally Grove in Tullamore, Co Offaly, is due to stand trial before the Central Criminal Court.A

23-year-old Ashling Murphy died after an alleged assault while she was out for run along the Grand Canal in Tullamore, on January 12th 2022.

She had been working as a primary school teacher and was a traditional Irish musician in the Tullamore area at the time of her death..

Slovakian native Jozef Puska is charged with her murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted.

The trial is due to get underway before the Central Criminal Court later today, on what is the start of the new courts term.

It's listed for half 10 this morning, and could last for up to six weeks.

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