The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has officially directed that a person charged with the homicide of trainer Ashling Murphy will face trial withinside the Central Criminal Court.
Jozef Puska (31), with an deal with of Lynally Grove, Mucklagh, Co Offaly, turned into to begin with remanded in custody on January 19th.
He is accused of killing the 23-year-antique number one college trainer who turned into attacked even as out going for walks alongside the Grand Canal close to Tullamore on January 12th.
The Slovakian country wide turned into going through his 5th listening to at Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday.
Mr Puska seemed earlier than Judge Victor Blake thru video link.
Dressed in a gray tracksuit, he listened with the helpof an interpreter and spoke handiest to offer his name.
The case turned into indexed for a proper route from the DPP to be outlined.
Sergeant Olwyn Murphy instructed Judge Blake the “route turned into trial on indictment withinside the Central Criminal Court”.
The prosecution’s ee-e book of proof have to be finished and served on him earlier than being back for trial to the better courtroom docket.
The sergeant asked a four-week adjournment. However, defence solicitor Eoin Lysaght stated his consumer turned into handiest consenting to a fortnight. He requested the courtroom docket to be aware how lengthy his consumer were in custody.
Judge Blake stated he favored the importance of the rate, and he notion the State turned into “shifting quite swiftly on it”.
The defence requested for the ee-e book of proof to be translated into Slovakian, however Judge Blake stated it needed to be equipped first.
He similarly remanded Mr Puska in custody to seem once more on March 23rd.
Detective Sergeant David Scahill gave proof of arrest, rate and warning at Mr Puska’sfirst listening to on January 19th.
Det Sgt Scahill had stated that after requested if he had some thing to mention in reaction to the rate, the accused replied: “No”.
The High Court handiest can bear in mind a bail utility in a homicide case.