Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A 36-year-old Wexford man has gone on trial for the murder of his friend at his apartment over two years ago.

Michael Furlong with an address at Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy denies killing Patrick Connors between April 28 and 29 2011 at Carraig Túr.

Opening the case prosecution counsel John O'Kelly has told the jury that Paddy Connors's bare-chested body was found on the second flight of stairs at the Carraig Tur apartments.

Gardaí were called to the renovated convent on the morning of April 29 by the accused man Michael Furlong.

The court's heard there'll be evidence there was a considerable amount of blood on the furniture right throughout his apartment and that when gardaí asked if there had been a row, Mr Furlong initially said yes and then no.

Mr O'Kelly says the position Michael Furlong has maintained was that there had been a lot of drink taken and that Paddy Connors had fallen and hit his head.

He said the post mortem evidence will describe two piercing wounds to Paddy Connor's head with serrations which allegedly match knives found in Michael Furlong's kitchen.

A downstairs neighbour will also give evidence of hearing noise that sounded like arguing the night before.

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