Kilkenny man John Cash, who died after a knife attack, was able to show suspected attacker Andrew “Andy” Cash at the scene, the murder trial has heard

Andrew “Andy” Cash, of Highrath, Clara, Co Kilkenny, is accused of the murder of John Cash (40).

Andrew “Andy” Cash, of Highrath, Clara, County Kilkenny, is accused of the murder of John Cash (40) of Hebron Road, Kilkenny City, on May 3, 2022.

Mr Cash (30), a father of three, is also accused of assaulting his sister Elizabeth Cash, John Cash’s wife, and of producing a knife during an argument or fight at around 12.30pm on the same date and Location.

Mr. Cash pleaded not guilty to all three counts.

Victim John Cash

Garda Colm McMenamin told prosecutor Michael Delaney SC that at around 12.30pm he was traveling with Garda Jenny Hyland on Hebron Road where he witnessed a “hysterical lady” on the side of the road trying to get the patrol car’s attention . what moved in.

Gda McMenamin said he saw a man lying on the ground on the side of the road and swearing at another man about 70 to 80 meters from the scene.

Gda McMenamin said he knew the man on the ground was John “Danky” Cash and that he recognized the second man as Andy Cash, who he also knew.

Gda McMenamin asked John Cash what happened and was told: “I’m after Andy Cash get stabbed.”

The guard said John Cash was on the ground with one arm supporting him, but was still able to turn around and point at Andy Cash.

The security guard flagged down a “very aggressive and argumentative” Andy Cash before arresting him on suspicion of assault at 12.38pm.

Gda McMenamin said that after Andy Cash was arrested, the defendant was still insulting his brother-in-law and “yelling and screaming that he [John Cash] had it coming.”

The site of the attack on Hebron Road. Photo: Dylan Vaughan.

Gda McMenamin told Mr Delaney that Andy Cash smelled of alcohol and the defendant said he had drunk two pints that morning.

Gda McMenamin said Andy Cash was placed in the back of a patrol car with “some difficulty” while still “shouting and shouting insults at John Cash”, whose condition was deteriorating.

The defendant was then taken to Kilkenny Garda Station and arrested, Gda McMenamin said.

In his opening statement, Mr Delaney said there was “some history between the defendant and his brother-in-law and the defendant appeared to be of the view that John Cash had one or more extramarital affairs”.

“Whether that was the case is neither here nor there – it depends on Andrew Cash’s state of mind and the question of motive,” Mr Delaney told the jury.

Andrew Cash

According to the state, a “physical altercation” occurred between the two men, but Andy Cash was the aggressor and began attacking his brother-in-law.

Counsel said that John Cash suffered cardiac arrest and that the post-mortem examination will show that the deceased suffered two stab wounds, with the cause of death given as an 8cm deep stab wound to the left side of his chest which penetrated to the heart.

The trial continues before Judge Eileen Creedon and a jury of seven men and five women and is expected to last two weeks.


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