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Ballyhaunis man on trial for murder of baby son

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A man has gone on trial after pleading not guilty to murdering his baby son in Ballyhaunis five years ago.
John Tighe (40), of Lavallyroe, Ballyhaunis, was arraigned yesterday on a charge of murdering Joshua Tighe at his home on June 1, 2013.
He replied ‘not guilty’ to the charge.
His Central Criminal Court trial was due to begin on Monday afternoon.  Justice Patrick McCarthy told the jury of eight men and four women that the trial is likely to last for two weeks.

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