Wicklow murder trial to begin on Wednesday

A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Anne Shortall in Wicklow town almost two years ago.


Roy Webster, with an address in Ashbree, Ashford, pleaded guilty to her manslaughter this morning but his plea was not accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions.


Mr Webster is accused of murdering mother-of-three Ms Shortall at the Murrough on 3 April, 2015.


A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in to hear the trial, which will begin on Wednesday.


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