Woman who drove car into Wicklow harbour forced to wait on verdict in appeal against murder conviction

Marta Herda is serving a life sentence for murdering Csaba Orsas in March 2013

Woman who drove car into Wicklow harbour forced to wait on verdict in appeal against murder conviction

Marta Herda | Via: Rolling News

Updated 12:00

A woman who killed a man by driving into a County Wicklow harbour will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if she has won an appeal against her conviction for murder.

Marta Herda of Emoclew Road in Arklow is serving a life sentence for murdering Csaba Orsas in March 2013.

In July 2016, She was found guilty of murdering Mr Orsas by driving through the crash barriers at the South Quay in Arklow.

Her trial heard she knew he couldn’t swim. She managed to swim to safety after scrambling out of the driver’s window, which was rolled down.

Csaba’s body washed up on a nearby beach a few hours later.

The pair used to work together in the Brook Lodge hotel in Wicklow where she claimed he had fallen in love with her and wouldn’t leave her alone.

Her appeal focused on the judge’s charge to the jury and the admissibility of certain evidence.

The prosecution argues the conviction is safe and should stand. The Court of Appeal is expected to deliver its judgement tomorrow.