John Joe Malone
The trial of a Kilkenny man charged with the murder of an elderly woman is due to begin at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday.
John Joseph Malone (53) is charged with the murder of widow Ann Nancy Smyth (79), at her home at Wolfe Tone Street on September 11, 1987.
Mr Malone of Newpark, Kilkenny pleaded not guilty, when arraigned before the Central Criminal Court this morning (Monday).
A jury of five women and seven men was then sworn in to hear the trial, which is expected to last more than three weeks.