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Two men accused of offences relating to cattle rusting have elected to have their cases heard before a judge and jury at the central criminal court.
Eugene Cronin and Declan Murphy will both appear before Killorglin District Court again in December for service of the book of evidence.

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Fifty-four-year-old Eugene Cronin of Nunstown, Aghadoe, Killarney and thirty-six-old Declan Murphy of Glencuttane, Kilgobnet, Beaufort had been remanded on bail to Killorglin District Court where Judge James O’Connor was to decide if he would accept jurisdiction.
However, their solicitor, Padraig O’Connell, told the court both had elected to have their cases heard at the Circuit Criminal Court.
Mr Cronin denies handling stolen property, four Limousine heifers, knowing them to be stolen or reckless to whether they were stolen at Nunstown, Aghadoe on a date between December 12 and December 13, 2013.
Mr Murphy denies stealing the four heifers on a date between December 12 and December 13, 2013 at Glencuttane, Killorglin.
The heifers had a combined value of €3,600.
Inspector John Brennan told the court the animals were found the following May on another property at Banna, Ardfert.