A construction worker has been charged with the murder of his ex-partner, who died five years ago.
Artin Hayes, 32, appeared in court accused of killing mother-of-two Amadea McDermott after a Garda inquest into her death was held in Dublin in 2017.
Dublin District Court heard he answered “not guilty” on indictment.
Judge Anthony Haplin remanded him for preparing a book of evidence.
Mr Hayes, with an address in Poddle Close, Crumlin, is accused of murdering Mrs McDermott on July 20, 2017 at Rathvale Drive, Ayrfield, Coolock.
Garda Sergeant Anthony Maloney told the court he arrested the accused “for murder” on Cork Street in Dublin today and took him to Coolock Garda Station after a warning.
Mr. Hayes was charged at 8.02am by another sergeant and replied “not guilty,” Sgt. Maloney said.
He was given a copy of the indictment and taken to court. The DPP ordered the accused to be sent back to the Central Criminal Investigation Department for trial
Court when an evidence book is ready, Sgt. Maloney said.
Judge Halpin adjourned the case until April 8.
The defendant’s counsel, Brian Keenan, did not seek bail and said his client was aware that the District Court had no jurisdiction to grant bail on these charges and “an application to the High Court will be made in due course.” “.
He applied for free legal aid on the grounds that the accused worked in construction.
There was no Garda appeal and the judge granted legal aid.
Mr. Hayes did not have to address the court during the brief hearing.
https://www.independent.ie/news/man-32-charged-with-murdering-his-ex-partner-who-died-five-years-ago-41519061.html Man, 32, charged with the murder of his ex-partner who died in Dublin five years ago