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Doctor told garda that she had stabbed son (3)

Central Criminal Court

A doctor accused of murdering her three-year-old autistic son told a garda: “I did it, I stabbed my son and then stabbed myself” when he arrived at the scene, a trial jury has heard.

The garda told the Central Criminal Court that he observed a large amount of blood on Maha Al Adheem’s hands and clothing before he saw the body of her son lying on his back in the middle of a bed.

There were several puncture wounds to the boy’s torso and legs and a silver metal knife was on the bed, he said.

Ms Al Adheem (43) ….read more

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Ana Kriegel murder accused to be allowed spend Christmas with grandparents

Central Criminal Court

One of the teenagers charged with murdering Kildare schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel will be allowed to spend Christmas Day with his grandparents.

The 14-year-old boy is accused of murdering the schoolgirl at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan in Dublin on 14th May this year. Her body was discovered at a disused farmhouse, three days after she was reported missing.

Two teenage boys have been charged with the 14-year-old’s murder and are on bail. They cannot be named because they are minors.

One of the accused was before the Central Criminal Court this morning to have his bail varied over Christmas.

Mr Justice Michael White ….read more

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Woman in fatal love triangle told deceased she loved him

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Claire McGrath. Credit: Collins)

A woman in a fatal “love triangle” told the man she cheated with that she loved him and would do anything to have his arms wrapped around her.

Claire McGrath (30) has been giving evidence in the Central Criminal Court trial of 40-year-old Keith Connorton, of Deerpark Avenue, Tallaght. Mr Connorton has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Graham McKeever (32) at the accused man’s home on February 18, 2017.

Ms McGrath has told the trial she was in a relationship with the accused for three years but invited the deceased to stay at their home ….read more

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Family of boy (6) killed after he was struck by van forgive repeat offender driver

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Aoife Nic Ardghail and Sonya McLean

The father of a six-year-old boy who was killed after being struck by a van breaking a red light at a pedestrian crossing has told the driver that their family forgives him.

James O’Brien (37) of Kilbogget Grove, Cabinteely, Dublin was jailed for four years today after he pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of Cian Marren at Shanganagh Road, Shankill, Dublin, on July 28, 2017.

At a sentence hearing last week, Cian’s father, Liam, read from his victim impact statement and told O’Brien that despite “the unbearable pain, ….read more

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Doctor admits stabbing autistic toddler son, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A murder trial jury has heard that a doctor admits stabbing her three-year-old autistic son in their south Dublin home and had told gardai that “a power” had made her go to a drawer and remove a knife.

The Central Criminal Court has heard that the three-year-old boy was stabbed 20 times, mainly to the trunk of his body. Four stab wounds had penetrated his lungs and heart, severing a vital artery, the court heard.

It was during the opening of the trial of Maha Al Adheem that a prosecuting barrister told jury that expert psychiatrists for both the prosecution and defence ….read more

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Serial sex attacker Nevin to be sentenced next year

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Patrick Nevin. Credit: Collins)

A serial sex offender who attacked three women in the space of eleven days after meeting them through the Tinder dating app will be sentenced next May.

Patrick Nevin (37) attacked the women during their first meeting after they had being texting each other on Tinder and over the mobile phone.

Nevin, with previous addresses at Meadowlands Court, Mounttown Road, Dún Laoghaire and Dundalk, Co Louth, picked up one victim at her home before driving to a secluded spot in north Dublin.

After some kissing Nevin moved on top of her but the victim said she did not want ….read more

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