The murder of a Wexford man in Waterford last year is the focus of a trial in Dublin’s Central Criminal Court this week.
Juraci Da Silva, who’s originally from Brazil is charged with murdering James Banville from Wexford on New Street in the city last October.
36 year old Juraci Da Silva , with an address at Park Lane in Waterford, has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of 28-year-old James Banville at New Street on October 8th, 2016.
He also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm to Wexford man Conor Hogan and not guilty to a third count of producing a knife.
The Irish Times reports that the court heard that it was about 2.55am when the first assault on the accused happened.
Mr Da Silva first met the deceased and Conor Hogan on John’s Lane, where he talked to them before they assaulted him.
Mr Da Silva then went to his nearby home and changed his clothes, reemerging after a short time wearing a red jacket.
Less than 20 minutes after the first assault Mr Da Silva is seen on CCTV talking to two women when Mr Hogan and Mr Banville walked by, saw Mr Da Silva, and assaulted him again.
Mr Da Silva ran after them, produced a knife, and the third and fatal confrontation took place at New Street at about 3.15am.
The jury saw CCTV footage of the movements of the three men in the build up to the fatal knife attack.
The trial continues in front of Justice Michael Kelly and a jury of six men and six women.