Killer sues motorist over traffic accident before being jailed
A Dublin man serving a life sentence for murder is set to apply to the Circuit Civil Court for permission to testify via video link from prison in a personal injury claim he is pursuing.
Amon Cumberton (34) was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub in April 2016.
He is currently being held in Portlaoise prison.
Cumberton, formerly of Mountjoy Street in Dublin’s north city centre, is suing motorist Robert Graczyk for damages for personal injury resulting from a traffic accident prior to his incarceration for murder.
In the absence of a judge hearing civil cases in Court 28 of the Circuit Court this week, Judge John O’Connor in Court 22 took over appeals from Court 28 cases that were either dropped as a result of settlements or postponed until a judge is available to hear them listen.
The court has already been told that Cumberton would have to testify from prison and his case was listed for hearing today but was adjourned until mid-February due to the lack of judges.
Attorney Emmet Nolan, who is acting for Cumberton with John M Quinn Solicitors, told Judge O’Connor that the issue of video evidence would come up at a later date.
Liability in Cumberton’s case has been admitted and the court is only asked to assess the amount of compensation.
Mr. Graczyk and his insurers are represented by Attorney Conor Kearney, who appeared with Delahunty O’Connor Solicitors.
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