Tuesday 21 August 2018

Husband charged with murder of Anne Colomines further remanded in custody

Renato Gehlen (right) is charged with murdering his wife Anne Colomines (left).
Renato Gehlen (right) is charged with murdering his wife Anne Colomines (left).

Tom Tuite

A husband charged with the murder of his wife Anne Colomines, who died following a stabbing in her apartment in Dublin, has been further remanded in custody pending directions from the Director off public prosecutions (DPP).

The body of Ms Colomines who was originally from France but lived in Dublin for several years with her husband Renato Gehlen was found on the night of October 24 last after she sustained stab wounds.

Gardai in Mountjoy responded to a call at approximately 11.30pm of an incident at the their home at Dorset Square Apartments in Dublin 1.

The senior team leader in PayPal and cat rescue volunteer, who was aged 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her 35-year-old Brazilian husband Renato Gehlen, who also had serious injuries was hospitalised for several days, following the discovery of Ms Colomines body.

However, he was remanded in custody on November 13 after he was charged with her murder.

He faced his fourth hearing when he appeared via video-link at Cloverhill District Court today and was further remanded in custody by Judge Victor Blake to appear again on January 25 next for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to be obtained.

The accused spoke briefly to confirm he understood and consented to appearing via video-link at his next hearing.

At his first court appearance in November, Garda Sergeant Kenneth Hoare said in response to the charge after caution, “he had no reply to make”.

A bail application will have to be made in the High Court because he is facing a murder charge.

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