Trial over Katy French death to begin in new year
THE trial of a man and woman charged in connection with the death of model Katy French is now scheduled to begin in February.
Kieron Ducie (40), of Lambertstown Manor, Kilmessan, Co Meath, and Ann Corcoran (29), of Tolka Road, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, face charges of conspiring to buy and then supplying cocaine to Ms French and putting her life at risk by failing to get medical help.
The first charge alleges that on a date unknown between December 1 and 2, 2007, at the Statoil Service Station Bracetown, Clonee, Co Meath, they conspired with persons not before the court to possess cocaine for the purpose of supply to another.
The second charge alleges that on the same dates and times at Mr Ducie's home they intentionally or recklessly engaged in conduct to supply cocaine to Ms French and failure to get medical assistance in a timely fashion, which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm to another.
Trim Circuit Court was told yesterday that the trial could take over a week and Judge Michael O'Shea adjourned the case to the next session on February 1.
Mr Ducie and Ms Corcoran were both remanded on continuing bail.
Katy French died in Our Lady's Hospital Navan in December 2007 a number of days after she had collapsed following the house party in Co Meath.