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Trial begins Man (30) denies murdering father-of-one on O’Connell Street, court hears

When arraigned by the registrar with the single charge of murder, however, Mr Singleton pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Donnelly.

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The Central Criminal Court (stock photo)

The Central Criminal Court (stock photo)

The Central Criminal Court (stock photo)

A 30 year-old man who denies murdering but admits killing a father-of-one on O'Connell Street in Dublin two years ago has gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Damien Singleton, of no fixed abode, appeared in court this afternoon charged with the murder of 39-year-old Peter Donnelly, who was originally from Kilkenny.

Mr Singleton denies the murder, contrary to Common Law, of Mr Donnelly on O'Connell Street in Dublin City on June 11, 2019.

When arraigned by the registrar with the single charge of murder, however, Mr Singleton pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Donnelly.

Today at the Central Criminal Court, Ms Justice Tara Burns told the jury that the case is expected to be completed by Friday of next week.

Opening speeches in the murder trial will begin tomorrow at the court in front of a jury of eight men and four women.

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