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UK man who murdered elderly woman 47 years ago faces return to custody

High Court

by Simone Smith

A convicted killer who lived in Ireland under an alias for 15 years is facing the prospect of returning to the UK to continue serving his life sentence for murdering an elderly shopkeeper 47 years ago.

Roy Norman Kenyon (64) had been serving his sentence for the murder of Margaret Potts, an elderly shopkeeper who he beat to death with a poker in 1972 when he was a teenager.

Addressing Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, Mr Ronan Kennedy BL, for the Minister for Justice & Equality, revealed how Mr Kenyon absconded while on licence from HMP Leyhill in 2003, ….read more

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Murder accused said he hit retired farmer (90) over money, jury hears

Central Criminal Court

A man accused of murdering a 90-year-old retired farmer called a family relation and told her that he hit the pensioner because he would not give him money, his trial has heard.

Ross Outram (28) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court accused of murdering Paddy Lyons (90) in Co Waterford nearly two years ago.

Mr Outram, of Ferryland, Waterford Road, Clonmel in Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the retired farmer at Loughleagh, Ballysaggart, Lismore, Co Waterford, at a time unknown between February 23 and 26, 2017.

Giving evidence today, Sandra Walsh told prosecution counsel John O’Kelly SC ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Attacker appeals sentence for "one punch" assault that left victim with "life changing" injuries

Court of Appeal

A first-time offender jailed for a one-punch assault which left his victim with “life-changing” injuries must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Mark O’Sullivan (29), of Old Connaught View, Bray, Co Wicklow, pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm to David Kirwan near the James Everett Park area of Bray on January 15, 2017.

Wicklow Circuit Criminal Court heard that O’Sullivan struck a single blow to Mr Kirwan’s head with his fist. He stayed at the scene and called an ambulance, placed Mr Kirwan in the recovery position and pleaded for him ….read more

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Court "compelled" to quash driver's manslaughter verdict in "exceptional" case

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which convicted a driver of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst doctors that he met the criteria to be found legally insane.

Polish national Dariusz Alchimionek (44), with an address at Barrow Way, Spa Street, Portarlington, Co Laois, had denied the manslaughter of John Gorman (19) and assault causing harm to his brother, Adam, on December 29, 2015.

The brothers had been returning home from Tullamore when a vehicle driven by Alchimionek suddenly crossed the road into the path of their oncoming car at Ballycrystal, Geashill, Co Offaly.

Tullamore Circuit Criminal ….read more

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Nothing to connect accused to items, forensic scientist tells trial

Central Criminal Court

by Aoife Nic Ardghail

An emergency consultant has described how he stabilised a man with 28 stab wounds who had escaped from the boot of a car that was pushed into a canal.

Dr Asim Rafeeque told the jury in the trial of Paul Crosby (23), that Gerard Boyle arrived at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, with wounds to his chest, neck, back and shoulder.

Dr Rafeeque told Patrick Gageby SC, prosecuting, that he had to drain air from Mr Boyle’s chest cavity to avoid it putting pressure on his heart. He described how this pressure might have led to cardiac arrest.

The ….read more

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Tree-branch wielding raider identifed by pink gloves

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A shop raider who armed himself with a piece of wood was later identified by gardaí by the pink gloves he was wearing whilst damaging a parking meter.

Scott Grant (31) held the piece of timber while threatening staff in a Costcutters shop on Hampton Street in Balbriggan, north Dublin and demanded money. He ran away when the shop manager Eugene Brown confronted him with a wooden sweeping brush during the raid on December 11, 2016.

Later that month Grant was spotted damaging a parking meter to get coins from it to feed his drug habit. A witness told gardaí he ….read more

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