A Kilkenny man has told his uncle’s murder trial he remembers nothing about the events surrounding the alleged stabbing.
Tadhg Butler of Seafield in Tramore in Waterford denies murdering Michael O’Dwyer at the same address four years ago.
Anthony O’Grady is the nephew of the accused Tadhg Butler and has been called to the stand as a Prosecution witness.
He was asked about contacting a garda in Kilkenny the day after his uncle is accused of murdering a man in Tramore and about two gardai calling into his house.
Mr O’Grady told the court he couldn’t remember that.
The 25 year old added he couldn’t remember the past six years of his life because he had been a drug addict and was on heavy medication for a few mental disorders.
He also said he had a terrible alcohol problem.
He again told the Prosecuting barrister he had no recollection saying ‘’I’m just after swearing on the Holy Bible. I can’t remember and that’s the genuine truth.’’
The Judge said the questioning was becoming like a cross examination and the jury was excused to allow for legal argument.
37 year old Tadhg Butler denies stabbing 25 year old Michael O’Dwyer to death at the Seafield Holiday Homes in Tramore in January 2014.