Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of woman accused of murdering housemate

The jury at the Central Criminal Court failed to reach a verdict today in the case of a woman who allegedly murdered her housemate by stabbing him in the chest at a house in Shillelagh.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Juris Viktorovs (36) at a house they shared in Shillelagh, Ballyconnell, Co. Wicklow on Feburary 10th, 2022.

The victim, a father of two from Latvia, had been living in Ireland for six years.

It is alleged that the accused stabbed the victim in the chest when her boyfriend at the time went upstairs to ask the man for a cigarette.

While the accused’s boyfriend had been arrested upon arrival of the gardaí, they were soon satisfied that he had nothing to do with the incident.

Judge Paul McDermott has remanded the accused in custody until the 24th of January 2024, when a date will be set for the new trial.

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