Friday 13 December 2019

Bus driver to face trial in dog sex case

A BUS driver has been sent for trial following an investigation into the death three years ago of a mother of four.

Sean McDonnell (57) is charged with buggery with an animal, namely a German Shepherd dog, at 26 Laurel Park, Patrickswell, Co Limerick, on October 7, 2008.

This follows a garda investigation into the suspicious death of a 43-year-old woman, who died after being taken by ambulance from the house on that date.

Mr McDonnell appeared before Limerick District Court yesterday.

Inspector Jerry Horan told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented for Mr McDonnell to be sent forward for trial to Limerick Circuit Criminal Court in September.

Dressed in a dark grey suit and red tie, the accused was accompanied by his daughter. He was granted free legal aid.

Judge Eamon O'Brien, issued an alibi warning, so the accused must give 14 days' notice of any alibi witnesses he intends to call.

Mr McDonnell, of Rathmore, Churchill Meadows, Raheen, Limerick, was remanded on continuing bail.

Irish Independent

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