A man is to be tried over a series of offenses stemming from an alleged burglary at Wicklow’s home of popular blues singer Mary Coughlan last year.
Arren Carton, 41, pleaded not guilty to three separate charges relating to the alleged offenses at Ms Coughlan’s home in a Wicklow Circuit Criminal Court hearing on Tuesday.
Mr Carton, of Carraigoona Close, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow, is charged with the robbery of Mrs Coughlan’s home in Barchuilla Commons, Kilmacanogue on January 9, 2021 after allegedly entering the property and participating in theft.
He is also accused of threatening to kill Ms Coughlan’s son-in-law, Ciarán Farrelly, on the same occasion, in violation of the Non-Fatal Offenses Against Person Act 1997.
Carton faces a third charge the same day of criminally damaging a sliding door at the singer’s home.
A jury of eight men and four women was sworn in by Judge James McCourt to hear the case.
He told the jury that one of the witnesses in the case would be the well-known singer.
The trial is scheduled to begin later this week at Bray Courthouse.
https://www.independent.ie/news/man-to-go-on-trial-over-alleged-break-in-at-the-wicklow-home-of-blues-singer-mary-coughlan-41853105.html Man is to stand trial for allegedly breaking into the home of blues singer Mary Coughlan in Wicklow