Tuesday 16 July 2019

Husband charged with murdering his wife 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 was stabbed to death in her apartment in Dublin city-centre has been further remanded in custody.

The body of Ms Colomines who was originally from France but who 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 Monday after he was charged with her murder.

He faced his second hearing when he appeared before Judge Bernadette Owens at Cloverhill District Court and was further remanded in custody to appear again on December 14 next. He listened to the proceedings with the assistance of an interpreter but did not address the court.

His lawyer consented to the adjournment. Directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions are awaited.

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

A judge had also directed medical attention for him in custody.

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

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