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Stephen Penrose Warned He'd Be Sent To Cells After Accusing Witness Of Lying

He's representing himself in his own murder trial.

A man, who’s representing himself in his own murder trial, was warned he’d be sent to the cells today after he repeatedly accused a witness of lying under oath.

Stephen Penrose, of Newtown Court, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17, was in the process of cross-examining a Garda Inspector when the judge called for order.

Stephen Penrose denies murdering his friend, 24-year-old Philip Finnegan, on August 10th 2016.

Philip’s decapitated body was found in a woodland in Co Kildare, three weeks after his mother reported him as a missing person.

While cross-examining a Garda witness today, Mr Penrose repeatedly accused him of being a liar. He desceibed his evidence as 'rubbish.'

Mr Justice Alex Owens called for order and warned him he’d be removed if he didn’t behave himself.

He directed him to sit down and told him he wasn’t allowed to shout at witnesses before warning him that if he didn’t obey court rules, he’d be taken to the cells.

A legal issue arose this afternoon and the jurors was asked to come back on Tuesday.

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