Rihards Lavickis is due to stand trial at Dublin's Central Criminal Court today
Prosecutors are this morning scheduled to open the State's case against a man accused of murdering a 31-year-old Polish national in Longford town last year.
Rihards Lavickis, last of 2 Annaly Court, Longford has been in custody for the past 12 months since being first charged with the murder of Akadiusz Czajkowski at Rue Noyal Chatillon, Townspark, Longford on November 1 2016.
Thirty-one-year-old Mr Czajkowski died after being fatally stabbed close to the Longford town just before midday on the date in question.
In April, Mr Lavickis was served with the Book of Evidence in relation to the case.
The 25-year-old has been in custody since being formally charged with the murder of Mr Czajkowski.
It's anticipated the trial will last a week.
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