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27/10/2021

Kilkenny murder trial due to start on Wednesday

Cold case murder trial due to start at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday

Murder trial of John Joe Malone due to start today

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.

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