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Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity
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A 20-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a Japanese national in Dundalk nearly two years ago by reason of insanity. 

Mohamed Morei, of no fixed abode, is charged with murdering 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki at Long Avenue, Dundalk, Co Louth on January 3rd 2018.

A jury of seven men and five women was sworn in to hear the trial of the Egyptian national, which is due to begin tomorrow afternoon before Ms Justice Carmel Stewart and is expected to last up to two days.

According to RTE News, Mr Justice Michael White told the jury that the facts of the offence are not in dispute and they would be summarised by Detective Inspector Martin Beggy of Dundalk Garda Station.

“The evidence in dispute is in relation to sanity and insanity,” he said. 

The judge informed the jury that two consultant forensic psychiatrists from the Central Mental Hospital will give evidence in the case.