Co Wexford woman charged with murdering fiancé in Australia

Tina Cahill is charged with murdering David Walsh

A WOMAN from Co Wexford has been remanded in custody charged with murdering her fiancé in Australia.

Cathrina Cahill (25) from New Ross, is accused of killing father-of-three Daithi Walsh.

Ms Cahill is accused of stabbing the 29 year-old, who is originally from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, in the neck outside his home in a suburb near Sydney on Friday.

Ms Cahill, who is also known as Tina, was due to appear before Parramatta Bail Court yesterday.

However a lawyer told the court she was too distressed. She was further remanded in custody and is due to appear before Burwood local court on Wednesday.

Reports in Australian media suggested that Mr Walsh, known as 'Motcha', was at home when Ms Walsh, two other women and a man arrived at the house in Padstow.

A row is understood to have ensued during which Mr Walsh was stabbed in the neck.

Neighbours said they heard glass breaking and people screaming before emergency services arrived.

A New South Wales police spokesman said a man was also arrested, but was later released without charge.

Mr Walsh, a builder, grew up in Enniscorthy before emigrating to Australia. He had posted about his engagement to Ms Cahill on social media just last month, saying: "Here's to the new chapter".

Tributes have been paid to Mr Walsh on social media.

"Can't believe it, can't get my head around it at all, just waiting to wake up and it will be all a bad dream, so, so many good memories," one friend wrote.

Another tribute said: "Only a young man taken way too early with his whole life in front of him".


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