Tuesday 21 November 2017

Jolanta and Enrika accused sees charges upgraded to double murder

Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

A PSYCHIATRIC report has been ordered on the Lithuanian man accused of the murders of Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika.

Aurimas Andruska (26) of 7 Ard Moneil Heights, Killorglin was formally charged with the murder of the eight-year-old schoolgirl at 9 Langford Downs, Killorglin on June 15, this morning.

A charge for the unlawful killing of Enrika Lubyte was withdrawn.

Det Sgt John Kelly said the accused made no reply to the charge of murder.

He is also accused of the murder of Ms Lubiene (27) on the same date.

His solicitor Peter Malone made an application for legal aid in respect of the charge and also ordered a psychiatric report on the basis of "a degree of concern expressed by the medical officer in the prison service".

Andruska has been in custody in Cork Prison since his arrest for the murders last Friday.

He was brought to Killarney District Court in a Garda van and members of the public shouted abuse at him as gardai brought him into the court at 10.55am.

Ms Lubiene's husband, Marius Lubys and her sister Kristina Kuleviciene were in court for the hearing.

Ardruska was remanded in custody to appear before Tralee District Court on July 9.

The bodies of Ms Lubiene and her daughter were found at the rented home they shared in Killorglin on June 16 last.

They had both met violent deaths.

Preparations are being made to repatriate their bodies back to their native Lithuania for burial.

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