Woman living in Midlands to go on trial for murder

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Woman living in Midlands to go on trial for murder

Woman living in Midlands to go on trial for murder

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.

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

Mr Justice Michael White and the jury heard this 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, April 30 before Mr Justice Alexander Owens at 11am.

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