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Murder trial hears deceased had more than 70 stab wounds

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A murder trial has heard that a Dublin man received in excess of 70 stab wounds before his body was concealed in a bedroom wardrobe.

Conor Devally SC, prosecuting was reading from garda interviews that took place with the accused in the days following the death of Christopher Jackson.

Anthony Locke (35) from Prussia Street in Dublin has pleaded not guilty to murdering Christopher Jackson (53) on the 7 September 2012.

Brother of the accused, Bernard Locke (41), from Ramillies Road Ballyfermot, is awaiting sentence after pleading guilty last week (Tuesday) to the murder of Mr Jackson.

Mr Devally read an ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Man in “truly horrific” child cruelty case has sentence increased to maximum

Court of Criminal Appeal

A man who slapped, punched and threw a 10-month-old baby in what was described as a “truly horrific” case of child cruelty has had his three-year sentence increased to the maximum of seven years following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The trial court heard the child was taken to the Midwestern Regional Hospital in Limerick with injuries that included fractures to his right and left arms, a dislocated right elbow, multiple bruising to his body, a burn mark to his right calf and bleeding to his brain.

A medical report stated that the injuries were severe and ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Man denies Dublin murder

Central Criminal Court

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a 21-year-old accused of murdering a man in north Dublin three years ago.

Michael Kinsella of Swiftbrook Close in Tallaght has pleaded not guilty to murdering Adil Essalhi at Tyrrelstown, Co.Dublin on January 6, 2011.

The trial is due to begin on Thursday and is expected to last two weeks.


Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

Woman drove drunk to get away from fight at an event

A WOMAN who drove a car while under the influence of alcohol after a fight broke out at an event she was attending has been disqualified from driving for six months.

Helen Ikechukwu was also fined €300 after she appeared before Swords District Court.

Ikechukwu (35) of Sweetman Walk in Lusk pleaded guilty before the court to drink driving on February 16th, 2013 at Dublin Street in Balbriggan.

Garda Damien Farrelly gave evidence that he stopped Ikechukwu after he noticed a front light was missing from the car she was driving.

He then noticed ….read more


Man told gardai to 'go f**k your mothers' because of drugs charge stress

District Courts

A 21-year-old man claimed that he was intoxicated and used explicit language towards gardai including telling them to ‘go fuck your mothers’ because of a drugs charge which was hanging over him at the time.

Richard Woodruffe also called gardai ‘pricks’ and ‘wankers’ outside a nightclub after a fight broke out between a number of other men.

Woodruffe of Mooretown Road in Swords, Co Dublin pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to using threatening and abusive behaviour and being intoxicated outside The Wright Venue at Airside Retail Park on October 28th last year.

Garda Alan Carroll said he arrested Woodruff at around 3am ….read more

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Murder accused began using drugs at 10, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A murder trial has heard that a Mayo man, who stabbed his mother 19 times in their home, began using drugs at the age of 10.

A post-mortem examination showed that 46-year-old Noreen Kelly died of multiple stab wounds on March 9, 2011.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis gave evidence today in the trial of her 22-year-old son, Celyn Eadon, who is charged with her murder.

Mr Eadon (22) of Derrycrieve, Islandeady, Castlebar admits her manslaughter but has pleaded not guilty to her murder at that address.

Dr Curtis told the Central Criminal Court that he went to the scene on the ….read more

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