Rebecca O’Connor of East Coast FM News reports a woman who’s serving a life sentence for murdering a man who was in love with her is due to appeal her conviction this morning.
Marta Herda of Pairc na Saile, Emoclew Road in Arklow, Co. Wicklow killed him by driving them off a harbour in 2013.
It’s been almost one year since Marta Herda was convicted of murdering Csaba Orsas by a majority verdict of eleven jurors to one.
During her trial, the court heard the pair worked together in a hotel in Wicklow where she claimed he’d fallen in love with her.
The jury heard she didn’t feel the same and felt pestered and annoyed by his attention.
On the morning of March 26th 2013, she drove them off the South Quay in Arklow.She managed to swim to safety but Csaba drowned.
His body washed up on a beach two miles away a few hours later.Marta broke down when the jury convicted her of murder. She is currently serving a life sentence, but is due to appeal her conviction before the Court of Appeal later this morning.