The jury in the trial of a Dublin man charged with the murder of his girlfriend in October of last year has been sent to a hotel for the night.

Stephen Carney, 33, of Anna Livia Apartments, James Street, Dublin 8 denies the murder of Amanda Jenkins.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated for almost three hours this evening, before telling Mr Justice Paul Carney they had not yet reached a verdict on which they were all agreed.

The jury will resume its deliberations at 11am tomorrow morning.

During the four-day trial at the Central Criminal Court, the prosecution told the jury that Mr Carney strangled his girlfriend during a row on a Friday night, but did not call the emergency services until the following Sunday morning.

The jury heard recordings of his 999 call to gardaí when he begged them to come and get him.

He told them: 'I've killed my girlfriend, I've tried to kill myself, please come and get me.'

After his arrest he told gardaí he had not meant to kill her.

The court heard that 27-year-old Ms Jenkins lived with Mr Carney in a third floor apartment in James Street.

The jury heard closing submission from barristers on behalf of the prosecution and defence this afternoon.

They were then addressed by Mr Justice Carney, before retiring to consider a verdict.