The trial of a man accused of murdering a homeless man in the so-called “tent village” in Cork City has been underway.
James Brady, 28, is accused of kicking Timmy Hourihane, 53, in the head and groin, “like a soccer ball” as part of a “continuous” attack.
He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Central Criminal Court in the city of Waterford yesterday.
Mr Brady is accused of carrying out the attack with another man on October 13, 2019 at Mardyke Walk, cork city.
A second man, who has not been named for legal reasons, has also been charged with murder.
At the time of his death Mr Hourihane was among the homeless sleeping in tents near UCC.
A jury of 7 women and 5 men heard that one man’s father had been injured and lost consciousness by the fire brigade next to his tent that had been ignited and ablaze, with clothes and other possessions were thrown into the fire.
Hourihane later died at University Hospital Cork.
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Such was the case with the State when Brady, whose address provided was Shannon Lawn, Mayfield, was involved in the assault on Mr. Hourihane.
The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8305785/murder-trial-homeless-man-cork-assault/ Murder trial begins after Co Cork ‘tent village’ homeless man was allegedly kicked in the head ‘like a soccer ball’