Brother of murder victim tells court he was stabbed by accused

A man has told his sister's murder trial that her former partner stabbed him in the chest and head after bursting into her home in Clonsilla in Dublin.

Vesel Jahiri, with an address at Lohunda Crescent, is accused of murdering the mother of his two children in September 2012.

Karl Finnegan told the jury that he was enjoying a cup of tea with his sister Anna when her front door was kicked in.

He claims Vesel Jahiri came at him with a knife stabbing him twice before chasing after Anna.

He said she fled from the house looking for help and was facing her former partner in silence when he arrived outside.

Vesel then left the scene and his sister collapsed on the floor, he said.

He told the court that the Kosovo native returned a short time later and bundled her into the back of his car.

25-year-old Anna was left at the entrance to a nearby Emergency Department and died from a single stab wound later that night.

The prosecution claims their ten-year relationship had deteriorated in the month before her death and the jury was told access to their children may well be central to events.

Mr. Jahiri denies the charge and claims he was acting in self-defence when he stabbed Karl Finnegan.

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