A Dublin man has pleaded not guilty to murdering an Estonian man who died following an attack in a lay-by near Dublin Airport.
Twenty-eight-year-old Ian Daly, of Moatview Drive, Priorswood, Dublin 17, today entered his not guilty pleas to murdering Valeri Ranert and to the unlawful seizure of the man's car in 2007.
Mr Ranert was attacked by a group of people who approached his car in a lay-by near Dublin Airport in the early hours of the morning on April 30th, 2007.
He was left lying on the roadside and his car was driven away.
It was later found burned out at a disused halting site in north Dublin.
Ian Daly was charged with his murder and, today, he appeared before Mr Justice Paul Carney at the Central Criminal Court.
He replied not guilty when two charges, one of murdering Mr Ranert and one of the unlawful seizure of his car, were put to him in open court.
A jury of three women and nine men was sworn in for the trial, which is to get underway tomorrow morning and is due to last six days.