The Duleek man suspected of murdering his girlfriend in a Spanish hotel has claimed he had no involvement in her death in a video shot in his prison cell.

Keith Byrne’s denials of involvement were made in a video obtained by the Sunday World which the suspect from recorded in his cell in Spain this week.

Ken Foys piece details the story,

Mother-of-one Kirsty Ward (36) from Dundrum, south Dublin, was found dead at the Hotel Magnolia Salou at around 9.30pm on Sunday July 2, when local police officers were alerted to a disturbance.

She had been strangled.

Her partner Keith Byrne (30) is being held in connection with the murder after he appeared before a Spanish court and was remanded in prison while investigations continue.

In the video in which he addresses a number of family members and friends directly, Mr Byrne said: “Obviously you know that I didn’t do it because (inaudible) found the girl dead,” he said.

“The truth will come out”, he said before claiming that Ms Ward was dead for a number of hours before he found her.

The video can be seen above