THIS is the time when the man charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy arrives in court tonight.
Jozef Puska, 31 years old, is charged in connection with the deadly assault of a 23-year-old man after being questioned for nearly 24 hours.
He was escorted from Tullamore garda station to Tullamore County Court tonight for a special sitting.
The suspect was arrested yesterday morning.
A second man arrested earlier today on suspicion of hiding information from investigators has been released without charge.
In a statement, they said: “Gardaí is investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy on Wednesday 12 January 2022 that charged a man, approximately 30 years old, arrested yesterday, Tuesday January 18, 2022.
“He will appear before a special sitting of the Tullamore County Courthouse this evening, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. KST.
“The second man arrested under Section 30 Crimes Against State Act 1939 has been released without charge from Garda’s custody and a file will be prepared for the Director’s Office. Prosecutor.”
The fatal attack is believed to have happened at 4pm this day last week while Ashling was jogging beside the canal in Cappincur outside Tullamore.
The 23-year-old was laid to rest yesterday after an emotional funeral in Tullamore.
The students held in their hands red roses and a photo of their beloved teacher as her remains were brought into the church.
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, at the start of the funeral, embraced Ashling’s devastated father Raymond, mother Kathleen, sister Amy, brother Cathal and boyfriend Ryan Casey.
The service began with music performed by members of Ballyboy Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, lecturing to colleagues and friends of Ms. Murphy.
Huge crowds gathered for the funeral, as children outside the church held pictures of Mrs. Murphy and roses.
The message next to Ms Murphy’s image read: “Far high in the sky, our bright lights.”
Icons of Ashling’s life were placed on the altar at her funeral, including a rooster, a Kilcormac/Killoughey camogie shirt, a family photo, a school book and her photo.
‘The BEST GIFT’
Father Michael Meade told the service that the Ashlings had been “robbed of your most precious gift”.
He told those in mourning: “We grieve together, we pray together, we grieve together – this is the heavy price we pay for love.
“We gather as a family to be around, support with our prayers and presence, who have deep darkness, raw and intense pain.
“Kathleen and Ray, Cathal, Amy and her boyfriend Ryan – you’ve been robbed of your most precious gift – a gift that brings only joy and love, joy and laughter to so many people outside of your family.
Issues raised in many ways and voices since this terrible act of violence invaded all of our lives, we will pray, continue to grow and bring about change. that we need so much, simply giving and showing respect.”
In an emotional memorial service, the 23-year-old’s boyfriend of five years Ryan Casey said she was, is and will be. always be his confidant After her family was devastated, this talented teacher was laid to rest.
Addressing a crowd at his girlfriend’s grave, a heartbroken Ryan described his partner as “a bright light” and “the greatest love of my life”.
He said: “It is simply impossible to explain what Ashling means to myself or her family and friends in these few short words.
“What I want to say at the moment is that Ashling is really our shining light.
“She loves her mom Kathleen, dad Ray, sister Amy and brother Cathal and all her family and friends so much.
“She was always there, always willing to help people, anywhere, anytime and always put herself last.
“She has so many interests and talents that all combine to make her such an amazing, beautiful, lovely person that we are all so lucky to know and love to spend so much time with. as much time as possible.”
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