Mother died 'after row over passport'
Published 28/12/2010 | 05:00
A WOMAN charged with killing her mother on Christmas Day told gardai that they had been arguing about a passport beforehand.
Greta Dudko (32), of Station Court Hall, Clonsilla, was arrested in Blanchardstown late on St Stephen's Day and brought before Dublin District Court yesterday morning.
She was charged with the murder of her mother Anna Butautiene (52), originally from Lithuania, at Station Court Hall on December 25.
When charged Ms Dudko told gardai: "I was saying before that my mam's passport wasn't valid, but it was, and was destroyed by me."
The accused was dressed in casual clothes for the court appearance. Her blonde shoulder-length hair was wet and she wore a tracksuit.
She remained silent throughout the proceedings and sat with her head bowed and her hands on her lap.
Judge John Coughlan remanded Ms Dudko in custody until Friday, and agreed to an application that she should be given free legal aid.