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Fatal stabbing Man accused of murdering mother-of-two Jennie Poole sent for trial

Gavin Murphy, her boyfriend, was charged with murder contrary to common law and remanded in custody in April 19 last

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Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

A 29-year-old man accused of the murder of mother-of-two Jennie Poole in April has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

Jennie Poole, 24, was stabbed at her first floor apartment in Melville Drive, Finglas, north Dublin, at around 2pm on April 17 last. One of her children was in the apartment at the time.

Neighbours raised the alarm and emergency services attended the scene before she was rushed to Connolly Hospital and died a short time later.

Gavin Murphy, her boyfriend, with address at Coultry Drive, Ballymun, was charged with murder contrary to common law and remanded in custody in April 19 last.

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Gavin Murphy pictured at Blanchardstown District Court Picture: Collins Dublin

Gavin Murphy pictured at Blanchardstown District Court Picture: Collins Dublin

Gavin Murphy pictured at Blanchardstown District Court Picture: Collins Dublin

He faced his seventh hearing at Cloverhill District Court when he was served with a book of evidence..

The Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the case proceeding on indictment in the Central Criminal Court. A trial order was granted.

At his first hearing in April, Detective Sergeant Damien Mangan said Mr Murphy “made no reply caution” when charged.

Legal aid had also been granted after the district court heard Mr Murphy was not working.

Jennie Poole, originally from Ballygall area of Finglas, was a healthcare worker at Beneavin Lodge Care Home, and played camoige with local club Erin’s Isle.

A date for Mr Murphy's next  court appearance has yet to be set.

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