Jury to begin hearing evidence in Cuddihy trial

Central Criminal Court
The jury will begin hearing evidence this morning in the trial of a a Donegal man accused of murdering his parents at their family home in Carndonagh in 2014.
Yesterday, at the Central Criminal Court, Julian Cuddihy pleaded not guilty, by reason of insanity.
The bodies of James and Kathleen Cuddidy, who were both in their 70s, were found at their bungalow at Churchtown, Carndonagh in Donegal on the morning of Oct 23rd 2014.
Post mortems revealed they died from severe head trauma as a result of chop wounds.
Their son Julian, who is 43, was arrested and has been receiving treatment at the Central Mental Hospital ever since.
The jury will hear from two forensic psychiatrists who believe he was having a psychotic episode when he killed his parents.
The trial will begin hearing evidence this morning.

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