U.S. accused says murdered Nicola Furlong was ‘tripping’ – Irish friend believes Tokyo student was drugged
Court hears friend blacked out immediately after defendant bought them drinks
“I think the reason I became unconscious was because he (Blackston) may have put something in my drink.
“I know I have never taken drugs myself and I have never become unconscious because of alcohol. The only reason I can think of is he put something in my drink.”
The young woman broke down during her testimony saying: “I feel so angry that he (Hinds) took her away from me and her family and that he isn’t taking any responsibility for the life that he took.”
A witness for the defence, US-based pathologist Dr Marianne Hamel argued it was difficult to detect how Nicola died.
Dr Hamel said: “The marks on Nicola Furlong’s neck were fairly ambiguous.
“We disagree on the amount that she suffered. I don’t believe you can say that from the pictures in the report. But I do agree that she was strangled.”
Nicola was living and studying at Takasaki City University of Economics, as part of an exchange program from Dublin City University.
The victim’s parents Angie and Andrew, as well as her younger sister Andrea have flown to Tokyo to attend the trial.
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