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Piotr Krawacki

Husband who strangled wife was due to move out of family home, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Witness Mr Piotr Krawacki, who gave evidence today. Credit: Collins)

A husband who strangled his wife in her bedroom was due to move out of the family home within a couple of weeks, his trial has heard.

Rafal Karaczyn (35) of Crozon Park, Sligo has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter for the killing of his wife Natalia Karaczyn (30) at their home in Crozon Park between April 29 and May 1, 2018. The trial has previously heard that Ms Karaczyn, who wanted to end the marriage, returned home in the early hours after having sex with another ….read more

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Dealer dropped bag with €210k in heroin after spotting gardai

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A drug dealer who dropped a bag containing over €210,000 of heroin when he spotted gardaí on patrol has been jailed for six years.

Joseph Brady (30) attempted to flee from gardaí but was caught and further deals of heroin were found on his person. He was also carrying over €1,000 in cash.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that a search of his home uncovered a further large sum of cash as well as over €5,000 in cannabis.

Brady of Moatview Avenue, Priorswood, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cannabis for sale or supply at locations in Priorswood on August 19, 2019.

He ….read more

Veronic Carberrry

'I hope he never sees the light of day again': daughter of man murdered by girlfriend's husband

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Ms Veronica Carberry speaking to media outside court today. Credit: Collins)

The eldest daughter of a man who was murdered by his girlfriend’s estranged husband has told him she will never forgive him and she hopes “he never sees the light of day again.”

Veronica Carberry said her life has been turned upside down and her family devastated by the murder of her father Aidan McMenamy.

Following Ms Carberry’s statement this morning, Ms Justice Eileen Creedon sentenced Anthony Paget to life imprisonment for the murder of Mr McMenamy at Clinch’s Court, North Strand Road, Dublin 3. His trial heard that Paget stabbed ….read more

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Money mule who sold account for €200 spends weekend in jail

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A money mule who sold the details to his bank account, which was then used to launder €10,000, has been given a suspended sentence after spending the weekend in custody.

Noah Abdurahmanov (25), who is originally from Chechnya, sold his details for €200 which he used to pay for flights back to there.

Abdurahmanov with an address at Mayfield Park, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the proceeds of criminal conduct within the State on July 12, 2018. He has no previous convictions.

Judge Martin Nolan heard evidence last Thursday and had remanded Abdurahmanov in custody until today’s ….read more

Stephen OConnor

Suspended sentence over handguns stashed in Henry Hoover

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Stephen O’Connor. Credit: Collins)

By Brion Hoban & Isabel Hayes

A vulnerable man who agreed to hold two handguns stashed inside a Henry Hoover at the height of gangland activity in Dublin has been given a suspended sentence.

Stephen O’Connor (45) was approached by a criminal figure while he was “incredibly vulnerable” and agreed to hold onto the firearms in order to “get them off his back”, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

O’Connor, of Carndonagh Lawns, Donaghmede, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearms at his address on September 7, 2019. The offence carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. O’Connor has ….read more

Magdalena McMorrow

Husband described lying down beside wife's body after strangling her, witness tells murder trial

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Witness Ms Magdalena McMorrow. Credit: Collins)

A murder accused described how he lay down beside his wife’s body for “10 to 15 minutes” after he strangled her with his bare hands, her sister has told a Central Criminal Court trial.  

Magdalena McMorrow also said that the accused man Rafal Karaczyn repeatedly lied to her in the immediate aftermath of her sister’s death, maintaining that he didn’t know what had happened to her and then telling her that his wife Natalia had gotten on the wrong side of a Traveller family and that he found her dead in her bedroom.

Four days after ….read more

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