Thursday 27 October 2016

Murder retrial date set for May

A RETRIAL date has been set for a Chinese national who was jailed for life three years ago for the murder of a man outside his cafe.

Zhen Dong Zhao (38), of Jervis Street, Dublin, had denied murdering Noel Fegan at Wellington Quay on May 20, 2011, but was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. Zhao succ- essfully appealed on the grounds that the judge erred in explaining the concept of provocation to the jury.

Mr Justice Birmingham quashed the conviction and ordered a retrial next May.

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