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# Court

31st May 2023
# South Carolina
Convicted killer Alex Murdaugh pleads not guilty to money laundering charges
Murdaugh is already serving a life sentence in a South Carolina state prison for killing his wife and son.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Central Criminal Court
Five family members guilty of over 100 counts of sexual abuse against child relatives
The five defendants made no reaction as the verdicts were handed down in court.
# Scotland Yard
Met Police officer appears in court in England charged with rape
Pc Callum Utley allegedly committed the offence in Beaconsfield in 2019 while he was off duty.
# tiktok
UK teen given criminal behaviour order after entering home for TikTok ‘prank’
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court after he filmed himself entering a stranger’s living room.
# Courts
Healthcare worker accused of false imprisonment allegedly threw chilli powder into woman’s eyes
The man was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next week.
# Courts
Tallaght man found guilty of manslaughter of friend following a row over a scooter in 2021
The panel of six men and six women unanimously rejected the prosecution case that John Titiloye was guilty of murder.
# Courts
Jury to begin deliberations in trial of four men accused of Roscommon vigilante group attack
The trial continues with the jury set to begin deliberations tomorrow.
# Court
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler appeals two-week jail sentence after perjury conviction
Pat Ryan was found to have falsely told a court that he did not receive a summons for a speeding offence.
# Courts
Bill Kenneally given a four-and-a-half year sentence for indecently assaulting five boys
He has 10 previous convictions for indecent assault and is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and two months.
# Courts
Man who strangled and beat Jasmine McMonagle to death in psychotic episode jailed for 14 years
Richard Burke was found not guilty of murdering Jasmine McMonagle but guilty of her manslaughter earlier this year.
Last month
May 2023
# Court of Appeal
Drunk driver appeals conviction over fatal crash, says 'he shouldn't have represented himself'
The judge described the submission as a “very radical proposition – I think without precedent in the Irish courts”.
# Courts
Man who put 86-year-old woman in wheelie bin during attack is jailed for two-and-a-half years
The court heard that Alex Bailey (30) was experiencing induced psychosis due to his level of intoxication during the incident.
# Cork Circuit Criminal Court
Woman who made false allegations against solicitors, social workers and garda is jailed
The judge said the “vindictive campaign” of unfounded allegations made by Sonya Egan had caused untold damage to her victims.
# Central Criminal Court
Man who raped his daughters, sisters and niece is jailed for life
Richard O’Brien (61) denied all the offences but was convicted unanimously by a jury following a trial earlier this year.
# Manslaughter
Crowdfunding for man charged in New York subway death tops $1.6 million
A video of the incident shows Jordan Neely on the ground of a subway train as Daniel Penny is seen holding him around the neck for several minutes.
# Courts
Custom House Capital executives sentenced over 'sophisticated' operation to defraud investors
The company’s former CEO Harry Cassidy (67) was handed a sentence of six years and 10 months.
Larry Donnelly: In spite of Donald Trump's disastrous week, he still appears unsinkable
Our columnist looks at the turbulent week for the former US president and asks if his reputation is truly damaged this time.
# Courts
Father who abandoned baby on side of road to get revenge on child's mother jailed for three years
The child was found crying, cold and in a terrified state by two passers-by at 5am.
# Courts
Soldier accused of attacking girlfriend at Cathal Brugha barracks released on bail
Defence Forces member Darragh Baldrick has been warned not to contact his partner.
# The Monk
Hutch’s bid to have his legal costs paid by the State adjourned to next month
The judge listed the costs application for the first day of next term on 7 June.
# Court
Jury finds Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and awards accuser $5 million
The former president chose not to attend the civil trial and was absent when the verdict was read.
# Limerick
Man faces trial for alleged acid attack on snooker champion
A jury was sworn in yesterday at Limerick Circuit Court.
# Court
Man to appear in court today after being charged with Clonskeagh robbery
A number of people entered a shop armed with hammers and threatened staff before leaving the scene on foot with a sum of cash.
# e jean carroll
Jurors played recording of Trump describing rape accuser as ‘nut job’ and ‘mentally sick’
Writer E Jean Carroll has said the former US president raped her in a department store dressing room in 1996.
# Courts
Five family members on trial accused of various sexual offences and assaults against relatives
The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, continues before Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring.
# Courts
US actor who harassed Irish doctor after meeting her on a J1 20 years ago is jailed for a year
He was ordered to stay away from and have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the injured party, on a permanent basis.
# Charged
Man and woman due in court after man allegedly loses part of ear in Limerick street assault
A man was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment for injuries allegedly sustained in the incident.
# Courts
Locals object to alcohol licence for gigs at Malahide Castle next month
A number of gigs are set to take place in Malahide from 14 to 30 June.
# Court
Cases over posting photos of Ana Kriegél's murderers shouldn't be sent to lower court, State argues
The state has appealed a High Court ruling that quashed a District Court judge’s refusal to hear the cases.
# Courts
Man who was solicited by acquaintance to kill wife's friends jailed for two years for extortion
Alan Leech pleaded guilty to demanding money with menaces on three occasions during January 2020.
# Trial
Nurse accused of murdering seven babies at UK hospital denies ever trying to cause them harm
Lucy Letby, 33, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of murder and 15 of attempted murder.
# High Court
Darren Gilligan granted bail on condition he attends court for extradition hearing next month
The High Court previously heard that Detective Sergeant Adrian Murray arrested Gilligan in west Dublin on 12 April.
April 2023
# Court
Former south Dublin GP to be sentenced for possession and distribution of explicit child images
The former doctor will face sentencing next week after gardaí discovered the images in 2017.
# Courts
Man charged with drugs offences after Limerick Garda operation targeting organised crime
Michael Kalinowski appeared before Limerick District Court today.
# Courts
Chef jailed for life for murder of 64-year-old Frankie Dunne
In imposing the sentence, the Judge said Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu had shown “shocking disrespect” to Dunne.
# book of evidence
Woman to face trial over alleged sexual assault during Luas stop robbery
The woman, 40s, is accused of aggravated sexual assault and robbery at the Drimnagh Luas stop.
# Court
16-year-old found guilty of assault after Chinese man racially abused and attacked in Dublin
The teenager was found guilty of assault causing harm to the man in December 2021.
# e jean carroll
Woman tells trial that alleged sex assault by Trump three decades ago left her feeling 'ashamed'
E Jean Carroll has sued Trump alleging he sexually assaulted her in a changing room at a department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
# e jean carroll
Six men and three women chosen as jurors in rape case against Donald Trump
A former advice columnist has accused the ex-US president of pushing her against a wall and raping her in the 1990s.
# Courts
Former sports coach pleads guilty to 13 sample counts of indecently assaulting five boys
The man had been on trial in relation to 266 counts of indecently and sexually assaulting five boys on dates between 1978 and 1993.