The prosecution in the trial of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend following a binge drinking session in Dublin has finished calling evidence.
Sean Nolan, of Ashington Crescent, Navan Road, Dublin, admits causing Amanda Carroll’s death, but has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
It is the prosecution’s case that Sean Nolan strangled Amanda Carroll at her apartment in Cabra in the early hours of October 21st, 2018, and that when he placed a hand over her mouth and another on her neck, he intended to kill her or cause her serious harm.
Mr Nolan, a 36-year-old electrician, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter, but his plea wasn’t accepted by the DPP and he is being tried for murder.
Earlier in the trial, the jury heard from Ms Carroll’s eldest son, who raised the alarm after checking on his mother the day after she went drinking with the accused.
A taxi driver gave evidence of picking the couple up the night before.
He said it was obvious Ms Carroll had been drinking, but he said Mr Nolan was "genuinely looking out for her" and kept telling him how much he loved her.
The trial will enter its closing stages when the jury returns tomorrow.
Reporting by Frank Greaney