Starving case will go to trial
TWO people charged in connection with the death of a woman from alleged malnutrition will go to trial after a legal dispute was settled at the Supreme Court yesterday.
The prosecutions over the death of Wexford woman Evelyn Joel (59) had been stalled for three years.
Mrs Joel's daughter Eleanor and her partner Jonathon Costen have been charged with unlawful killing and reckless endangerment of Mrs Joel.
They allegedly failed to ensure she received nourishment and medical treatment.
They deny the charges.
Mrs Joel died in hospital days after her daughter and Mr Costen called an ambulance to take her to Wexford General Hospital from their home in Cluain Dara, Enniscorthy, Wexford.
She died on January 7, 2006.