A court’s heard a man accused of murdering his ex- partner allegedly had a knife in his hand when he stormed into her house in Clonsilla.
35 year old Vesel Jahiri of Louth Village in Dundalk denies murdering Anna Finnegan in September 2012.
It’s the Prosecution’s case that he stabbed the mum of his two children after their 10 year relationship went sour.
Today Anna’s brother Karl Finnegan - who was with her the day she was injured - told the jury they were sitting having a cup of tea in her house when he heard a bang.
The door had been forced in and he said the accused Vesel Jahiri was coming down the hall quite quickly and was holding a knife.
Karl Finnegan said he picked up a kitchen chair to protect himself but it was taken from him.
He said the next thing he remembered was lying on the ground and Vesel and Anna were gone.
He told the jury he went outside and saw Anna passing out and he noticed he was bleeding himself.
He said he had suffered a chest and head wound.
He said Vesel put Anna in his car and he assumed he was taken her to hospital.
In cross examination - Karl denied that he had ‘fixed’ Vesel Jahiri to have a knife in his hand that day .
The defence barrister also put it to Karl that Anna had received texts from a relative saying they could have Vesel Jahiri killed.
Karl said the person who sent the texts had a bit of a mouth so he wasn’t too concerned.