A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 24-year-old Paul Curran in Dublin city last year.
Graham McEvoy of Captain’s Road in Crumlin, Dublin 12 pleaded guilty to manslaughter but that wasn’t accepted by the DPP.
Paul Curran was stabbed outside Seagull House flats in Dolphins Barn on July 16th last year.
This afternoon, a jury was sworn in to hear Graham McEvoy’s murder trial after his manslaughter plea was rejected by the DPP.
Prosecuting barrister Conor Devally told the jurors they’d hear evidence of the accused making his way to the outside stairwell of the complex that day. He said it would be alleged he was with someone else and that Mr. Curran arrived moments later.
He claimed Mr. McEvoy then fled the scene with his companion and he said he dropped something as he left. He said the fatally injured Mr. Curran then made his way up the stairwell and stumbled into a flat.
The alarm was raised and he was rushed to St. James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Mr. McEvoy admits killing him but denies his murder.