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Jozef Puska was found GUILTY for the murder of Ashling Murphy after a three-week trial

JOZEF Puska was found guilty of Ashling Murphy’s murder after a three-week trial.

The 33-year-old, of Lynally Grove, Mucklagh, County Offaly, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Murphy on January 12, 2022 in Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly.

Ashling Murphy died last January

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Ashling Murphy died last January
Jozef Puska was found guilty of the murder of Ashling Murphy

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Jozef Puska was found guilty of the murder of Ashling Murphy

The young teacher, 23, died after being stabbed 11 times in the neck in broad daylight while training on the Grand Canal in Tullamore.

The jury of nine men and three women reached a unanimous verdict after deliberations began yesterday.

Judge Tony Hunt thanked the jury for their service and exempted them from further duties for 20 years.

He said the quick verdict showed it was a straightforward case.

He said he agreed with the verdict and was satisfied that it was correct.

However, he said there was no doubt the case was “difficult and disturbing”.

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: charlesjones@wstnewspost.com.

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