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Wife killer on trial for attack on her lover

A husband who admitted stabbing his estranged wife to death after attacking her new lover has gone on trial accused of attempting to murder him.

Enniskillen Crown Court heard that when a drunken Valdomar Da Concericao Silva failed to catch him, he returned and stabbed his wife Luisa six times before turning the knife on himself on August 12, 2010.

Prosecution QC Philip Mateer told a jury of nine men and three women the 38-year-old Moy Park worker, from Belvedere Park, Dungannon, admits murdering Luisa, but denies attempting to murder his boss, Anselmo Tavares, the man with whom his wife was having a relationship.

Trial Judge David McFarland also heard this was not the first time he had confronted Mr Tavares. He had assaulted him in February 2010 and just three days earlier, on August 9, had been cautioned for that offence.

Mr Mateer said that Silva “could not come to terms” with his wife's affair with Mr Tavares, and that he made a number of efforts to try and get that relationship stopped.

At hearing.

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