Jury in Wicklow murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow

Marta Herda is accused of deliberately driving a car carrying her alleged victim into the sea

Jury in Wicklow murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow

Marta Herda | Image: RollingNews.ie

The jury in the trial of a woman accused of murdering a man she claims was in love with her has retired for a second evening without reaching a verdict.

Marta Herda of Pairc na Saile, Emoclew Road in Arklow, Co. Wicklow denies deliberating driving them off the South Quay in Arklow in March 2014.

Marta Herda and Csaba Orsas worked together for two years, during which time she claims he fell in love with her. She told Gardai they’d never been together and she said she’d no interest in him.

The court also heard that Herda was afraid of him because he used to follow her home at night.

The jurors have asked for some footage from her Garda interviews to be made available when they resume their deliberations tomorrow.

They have three verdicts open to them: guilty of murder, not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter or not guilty.