Prisoner Pleads Not Guilty To Cellmate Murder

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of fellow prisoner Gary Douche.

Stephen Egan of Belcamp Crescent, Coolock, Dublin, pleaded not guilty to killing Mr Douche on 1 August 2006.

Mr Justice George Bermingham told the jury of six men and six women there would be an issue relating to Mr Egan's mental capacity and possible diminished responsibility.

The trial will be officially opened to the jury this afternoon and case is expected to last two days.


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