Tuesday 17 October 2017

Father, son not guilty of threat to kill woman

Dara deFaoite

A FATHER and son have been found not guilty of threatening to kill a woman who claimed both men had burst into her house looking for her boyfriend.

Joseph Kirwan (56), of 18 Edmund Rice Estate, Callan, Co Kilkenny, and Trevor Kirwan (30), of 25 Clonkill, Callan, appeared before Kilkenny Circuit Court yesterday.

Both men had pleaded not guilty to a total of 13 charges, including assaulting Agnieszka Meleskska and threatening to kill her at her home at 25 Edmund Rice Estate, Callan, Co Kilkenny, on June 15, 2008.

They were also both charged with criminal damage to a car belonging to Ms Meleskska's boyfriend, Declan Burke, and with trespass with an iron bar at the couple's house.

Joseph Kirwan was acquitted by a jury on all charges against him. His son Trevor was found guilty of causing criminal damage to a car belonging to Mr Burke, and will be sentenced at the next sitting of the court.

Irish Independent

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