Murder accused 'was trying to get rid of the competition', says victim's girlfriend

The girlfriend of a man who was stabbed to death in their Dublin flat has told a court his killer fancied her and was trying to get rid of the competition.

Christopher Jackson's body was wrapped in plastic and stuffed in a wardrobe after he was stabbed to death at his home on Prussia Street in September 2012.

The body was in the wardrobe for around two days before he was found.

It's the prosecution's case that he was stabbed in the chest with a large knife after answering his door to two men on September 7, 2012.

His girlfriend Barbara Staunton says two Ballyfermot brothers, Anthony and Bernard Locke are responsible for his death.

She claims Bernard was attracted to her and yesterday the court heard she admitted having sex with him shortly after Jackson was killed.

Today, the self-confessed heroin addict said she was terrified and that denied having sex with him to gardaí for fear she would be considered a suspect.

She also denies knowing the body was in her wardrobe while her sister and baby slept in her bedroom.

Bernard has already pleaded guilty to his murder, while his younger brother Anthony Locke denies the charge.

The trial continues before a jury of nine men and three women at the Central Criminal Court.

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