Thursday 18 January 2018

GP accused of murdering her son is too ill for court

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Andrew Phelan

A doctor charged with murdering her three-year-old son at their home has been further remanded in custody after she was too ill to attend court for her latest scheduled appearance.

Maha Al-Adheem (42) was due to appear in Dublin District Court, but Judge Alan Mitchell adjourned the case in her absence due to illness.

It was the fourth time her case was before the court since she was arrested last month and charged over the death of her son Omar Omran, who was found stabbed to death at their Dublin apartment.

Ms Al-Adheem, a qualified GP from Iraq, is charged with murdering her son at their home at Riverside Apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage, on July 10.

Judge Mitchell was given a note about the accused and asked Detective Sergeant Brendan O'Halloran, of Sundrive Road garda station, if he had seen it.

The garda said he had not so the judge showed it to him.

Defence solicitor Richard Young confirmed Ms Al-Adheem was in custody.

He said there was consent to an adjournment.

Judge Mitchell said he could put the case back for four weeks.

Irish Independent

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