Tina Cahill trial date for Oc­to­ber

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

NEW ROSS woman Tina Cahill, who is ac­cused of stab­bing her fi­ance to death this week last year, will face trial in Syd­ney in Oc­to­ber af­ter plead­ing not guilty to his mur­der.

Cath­rina (Tina) Cahill, 27, was ar­raigned on Fri­day in the New South Wales Supreme Court, where she pleaded not guilty to mur­der­ing En­nis­cor­thy man David Walsh be­tween Fe­bru­ary 17 and Fe­bru­ary 18 in 2017 at Pad­stow. She ap­peared via video link from the jail where she is on re­mand.

The pros­e­cu­tor had asked for the ar­raign­ment to be stood over un­til April as police are still mak­ing in­quires about po­ten­tial wit­nesses who live overseas and about whether they will re­turn to Syd­ney or give ev­i­dence from Lon­don.

But Cahill’s lawyer asked for a trial date to be set, say­ing the in­quiries have been go­ing on for more than six months, and her client has been in cus­tody for nearly a year.

Even with a trial date, police could con­tinue try­ing to get wit­nesses from Ire­land, she said.

Jus­tice El­iz­a­beth Fuller­ton went ahead with the ar­raign­ment and listed the trial to be held in Syd­ney and which es­ti­mated to last six to eight weeks, for Oc­to­ber 8.

She listed the case for men­tion on March 2, direct­ing the pros­e­cu­tor to give an up­date of who had been spo­ken to and who had con­firmed their will­ing­ness to take part in the trial ei­ther by re­turn­ing to Syd­ney or by video link.

Tina Cahill.

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