Dawson Street bus manslaughter trial begins

A man has gone on trial charged with killing another man by causing him to fall under a bus in Dublin two years ago.

30-year-old Edward Connors of no fixed abode and formerly of Bearna Park, Sandyford in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to unlawfully killing Eoghan Dudley on Dawson in the city centre on December 6, 2012.

The prosecution has alleged that Connors punched Mr Dudley in either the head or chest causing him to fall backwards under the wheels of a Dublin Bus, the wheel of which ran over him killing him instantly.

Edwards Connors, who is deaf, will require the use of sign language interpreters throughout his trial which will hear from around 120 witnesses and is expected to last six weeks.

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