Freshford murder trial: Accused pleads not guilty to murdering young mother

The trial is expected to last three weeks

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Freshford murder trial:  Accused  pleads not guilty to murdering young mother

Renars Veigulis

A 32-year-old man will go on trial this afternoon charged with murdering a woman in Co Kilkenny in 2017.

Renars Veigulis of Old Bridge Street in Freshford was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court this (Monday) morning, accused of murdering Rita Apine at that address.

Mr Veigulis pleaded not guilty to murdering the 29-year-old on or about  May 14 2017 and a jury of five women and seven men was empanelled.

The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, will get under way later today.