We need law change so murderers like evil Jozef Puska plead guilty to spare victims’ families unnecessary trial pain

IRELAND’S parole laws should be amended to encourage murderers like evil Jozef Puska to plead guilty, it has been claimed.

Twisted Puska was caged for life on Friday for the brutal killing of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, Co Offaly, in January 2022.

Puska had denied the murder and continued to protest his innocence over the course of the trial despite evidence that he had made confessions to Gardai, his DNA was under Ashling’s fingernails and his bike was found at the scene. CCTV also showed him on the prowl.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said his life sentence was “richly deserved”. He said Puska’s evidence had been “indescribable”.

Fianna Fail TD Jim O’Callaghan has now called on the Justice Minister to tweak parole laws to spare families like Ashling’s the pain of an unnecessary trial.

He told The Irish Sun: “Policymakers need to identify some method of encouraging people accused of murder to plead guilty.

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