Man pleads not guilty to murder of girlfriend
A man has pleaded not guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Dublin almost four and a half years ago.
Vesel Jahiri of Louth Village, Dundalk, Co Louth but originally from Kosovo denies the murder of Anna Finnegan at her home in Clonsilla in September 2012.
He has also denied assault causing harm to her brother Karl.
A jury of eight men and four women has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin to hear his trial which is due to begin hearing evidence on Thursday.
Mr Jahiri was originally facing trial for Anna Finnegan’s murder in 2014 but disappeared just days before the verdict was due. A bench warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest with the jury failing to reach a verdict in his absence. A retrial was then ordered.
Pictured above: Anna and Vesel