Tina Cahill trial date for October
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.