Man charged in connection with the murder of Ashling Murphy 3 months ago

Man charged in connection with the murder of Ashling Murphy

He appeared in court this evening.

A man has been charged in connection with the murder of Ashling Murphy.

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He has been named as Jozef Puska, a 31-year-old with an address at Lynally Grove, Tullamore.

Ms Murphy, a 23-year-old primary school teacher, was attacked and killed while out jogging along the canal bank at Cappincur in Tullamore, Offaly at around 4pm last Wednesday.

In a statement this Wednesday (19 January), a Garda spokesperson said that the man arrested on Tuesday has been charged.

He appeared before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court this evening at 8.15pm.

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Meanwhile, the second male arrested earlier on Wednesday under the provisions of Section 30 Offences Against the State Act 1939 has been released without charge from Garda custody.

The spokesperson said a file will be prepared for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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