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18 Aug 2022

Trial of Latvian woman accused of murdering Lithuanian man in Tipperary set to get underway at Central Criminal Court

Trial date set at Central Criminal Court for Latvian woman accused of murdering Lithuanian man in Tipperary

Trial of Latvian woman accused of murdering Lithuanian man in Tipperary gets underway at Central Criminal Court on Tuesday

A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a Latvian woman accused of murdering a Lithuanian man in County Tipperary. 

Inga Ozolina (45) is accused of murdering Audrius Pukas (43) at The Malthouse, Roscrea, on November 20, 2016.

Mr Justice Michael White and the jury heard on Monday morning that the accused and deceased lived together at the time of Mr Pukas' death.

Ms Ozolina, whom the court heard now lives and works in Mountrath, Co Laois, has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Her trial will begin on Tuesday before Mr Justice Alexander Owens at 11am.

The court heard the trial is expected to last three to four weeks.

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