A husband accused of assaulting and injuring his wife at a Dublin hotel has relaxed his bail conditions so he can attend their wedding reception.
The judge this morning issued the order to allow Horacio Cavillo McCoy, 37, to attend the event later after hearing his wife still wanted him there.
The Mexican couple had invited 150 guests to their wedding celebration in Ireland, which was delayed by Covid, when Mr McCoy allegedly assaulted his wife at the hotel where they were staying.
Mexico City’s Mr McCoy is charged with assault causing damage to Marina Tadea Armida Gonzalez on July 24 at Dublin’s Westbury Hotel, Balfe Street.
He had appeared in court on Monday on the charges, and his bail conditions included stipulations that he observe a curfew, report twice a day to a Garda station and stay away from the alleged victim.
Yesterday he requested that bail be lifted so he could go to the wedding reception.
Ms Gonzalez told Judge Paula Murphy that while she is pursuing her assault complaint, she still wanted Mr McCoy to attend the celebration, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. this afternoon.
Judge Murphy said today she was amending Mr McCoy’s bail to stay the terms, as requested by his attorney, Donal Quigley.
There were no Garda objections and the court heard the alleged victim was “satisfied” with the defense motion.
The defendant is on bail and a file is being prepared for the DPP.
At yesterday’s hearing, a Garda sergeant told Judge Paula Murphy the circumstances were “unusual”.
Prosecutors initially had “concerns” about the defense motion, saying many people had traveled to the event and there was “a certain amount of pressure”.
Ms Gonzaelz told the court she married the defendant in Mexico in March 2020 but the celebration was delayed by Covid. The couple now had one child together.
A lot of effort went into the celebration, Ms. Gonzalez said. She knew the bail limit had been put in place to protect her, but said she believed Mr McCoy “would behave in front of 150 people”.
She said she would be leaving the country on Friday.
“I think he deserves to go to his wedding party,” she told the judge.
The judge asked if Ms. Gonzalez wanted to proceed with the event, and she replied, “I want him to come, yes.”
The judge asked her if she felt under pressure.
“Having 150 guests is a lot of pressure,” Ms Gonzalez replied, but added that she believed the defendant’s brothers would look after Mr McCoy and “vouch for him”.
Mr Quigley stressed that the defendant will not leave the court as he is on bail.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/husband-accused-of-attacking-and-injuring-wife-has-bail-terms-relaxed-so-he-can-attend-their-wedding-celebration-41871665.html The husband accused of assaulting and injuring his wife has eased bail requirements so he can attend their wedding party