A man accused of murdering his former partner has been cross examining witnesses in his own trial after he fired his legal team.
35 year old Vesel Jahiri formerly of Kosovo but with no fixed address denies the murder of Anna Finnegan in Clonsilla.
It’s the Prosecution’s case that Mr Jahiri murdered Ms Finnegan at her home in September 2012 after their relationship went sour.
Usually in criminal trials, the accused sits in the dock on their own - but in Vesel Jahiri’s case he is sitting in the barrister area as he is representing himself.
It’s also up to him to cross examine any witnesses giving evidence which today included his former partner’s sister and cousin.
The court also heard from Helga Duffy who said the accused came to her house on the night Anna was injured and said something bad had happened.
She told the jury Vesel Jahiri said Anna’s brother had attacked him with a chair and then a knife.
Mr Jahiri tried to stop him and he thought Anna had gotten hurt when she tried to intervene.
In cross examination Ms Duffy denied that she had said to a garda ‘f*** him he’s a foreigner - he’s going to jail’ .
She also denied that she knew any gardai or was assisting them.