Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mohamed Morei. Credit: Collins)

An asylum seeker who claimed to be fighting for Isis when he stabbed a Japanese man to death on a public street has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

Following the verdict, the deceased’s older sister Shiori Sasaki in a written statement said she cannot understand “why a mentally unstable foreign national, whose origin was unknown, was allowed to be in the town.”

She said the killer Mohamed Morei (21) had his rights protected but her brother Yosuke Sasaki was deprived of his human rights. “It is truly infuriating and will forever be ….read more

(Pictured: Dr Damian Mohan. Credit: Collins)

A psychiatrist who gave evidence at a 2003 trial that a man, who subsequently spent 16 years in jail for the murder of his infant son, was not suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, has told his retrial that he is now in agreement with other experts that the man was suffering from a mental disorder at the time, a jury has heard.

Dr Damian Mohan, a consultant psychiatrist at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), also told the court that he now has the benefit of three admissions of the accused to the facility following his murder ….read more

Gardai ruled out terrorist links to the “random” stabbing of a Japanese man on a public street by an Egyptian man who claimed to be a member of Isis, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Detective Inspector Martin Beggy told the trial of Mohamed Morei, who is accused of murdering one man, stabbing a second and striking a third with a weapon, that the accused’s claims that he was part of the terrorist group Isis were “rambling” and “totally incoherent”.

Describing the attacks as “random”, he added: “There is no evidence to suggest any links whatsoever to terrorism.”

Consultant psychiatrists Dr Brenda ….read more

A psychiatrist has told a murder trial that a man, who admits causing fatal injuries to his infant son over 18 years ago, was suffering with schizophrenia at the time and fulfils the criteria for a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.

The expert witness told the Central Criminal Court that the accused man was unable to appreciate that what he did at the time was morally wrong and would have been unable to refrain from committing the act.

Yusif Ali Abdi was tried before the Central Criminal Court in 2003 for the murder of his son, where a ….read more

(Pictured: Consultant Pathologist Professor Jack Crane. Credit: Collins)

A 20-month-old baby died from head injuries which were most likely caused from his head impacting at least three or four times against a hard surface such as a wall or floor, a murder trial has heard.

The jury was also told that the nature and severity of the toddler’s head injuries could not have been caused accidentally.

Former Northern Ireland State Pathologist, Professor Jack Crane, was giving evidence today in the trial of Yusif Ali Abdi, who is charged with murdering 20-month-old Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali at The Elms, College Road, Clane, Co ….read more

A psychiatrist who gave evidence at a 2003 trial that a man, who subsequently spent 16 years in jail for the murder of his infant son, was not suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, is now of the view that the man displayed early signs of the mental condition at the time, a jury has heard.

It was during the opening of the trial of Yusif Ali Abdi at the Central Criminal Court today that a prosecuting barrister said the matter of insanity is at issue in the case but that there is a large amount of agreement between the parties in ….read more

(File Picture: Ms Amanda Bailey. Credit: Collins)

The wife of a man, whose 2003 conviction for murdering their infant son was quashed when he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia ten years later, has told a jury that the way her husband has been treated is “beyond cruel” and no one deserves to suffer in the way he has.

The Central Criminal trial also heard today that a psychiatrist who gave evidence at the 2003 trial that the accused, who subsequently spent 16 years in jail, was not suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, is now of the view that the man displayed early ….read more

(Pictured: Prosecution Counsel Mr Sean Gillane SC. Credit: Collins)

A Japanese man who came to Ireland to improve his English was stabbed to death on a public street by an Egyptian with paranoid schizophrenia, a barrister has told the Central Criminal Court.

Mohamed Morei (20), of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murdering Yosuke Sasaki (24) at Long Avenue, Dundalk, Co Louth on January 3, 2018.

Opening the trial today, Sean Gillane SC for the State told the jury of seven men and five women that this was a “tragic case” and that the evidence of ….read more

A Dublin man accused of raping his two nephews is unfit to stand trial, a Central Criminal Court judge has ruled.

The 50-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was due to stand trial this week charged with three counts of rape and one count of sexually assaulting two boys, who are his nephews, at an address in Dublin in 2009.

The court heard this week that both the defence and prosecution were in agreement that the man was unfit to stand trial.

Today, Ms Justice Tara Burns ruled the man suffers from a mental disorder within the terms of the ….read more

(Pictured: Alleged victim Ms Fiona Mitchell. Credit: Collins)

A father of three has been found not guilty of threatening to murder his ex-girlfriend’s partner and of attempting to murder the man’s mother by firing shots into her home.

The ex-girlfriend of accused man Robert Lawlor (35) took to the stand during the trial, where she resiled from a statement she gave to gardai alleging that her former partner had threatened to kill her boyfriend Derek Mitchell and his mother.

Following a trial at the Central Criminal Court, the jury of seven men and five women took two hours and 40 minutes to ….read more

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