Saturday 22 October 2016

Judge varies curfew of man charged with murdering teen 'so he can have relationship with his girlfriend'

Natasha Reid

Published 06/07/2016 | 19:03

Central Criminal Court
Central Criminal Court

The High Court has varied the curfew of a man charged with murdering a teenager, who was in State care, so that he can have a relationship with his girlfriend.

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Trevor Noone is charged with murdering 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie at Tolka Valley Park, Blanchardstown on 26th February, 2010.

The 28-year-old had previously been granted bail under a number of conditions, which included signing on at a garda station; not applying for a passport and obeying a curfew between 11pm and 7am.

However, Sandra Freyne BL, representing Mr Noone, told the Central Criminal Court today that a woman had been visiting her client in prison, where he had been in custody with consent to bail. She said that it was difficult to have a relationship with such a curfew.

Daniel McAnaspie
Daniel McAnaspie

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said he would extend it to midnight.

Ms Freyne asked for 2am.

“If he’s at a concert,” she began.

“He can meet his girlfriend during the previous 17 hours of the day,” replied the judge, fixing midnight as the start of his curfew.

Mr Noone was also instructed not to contact his co-accused and was allowed to change his address to one supplied to the court.

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