Tuesday 20 February 2018

Man accused of murder of Jolanta Lubiene and daughter Enrika (8) further remanded in custody

Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

THE Lithuanian man accused of the double murder of Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika has been further remanded in custody.

Aurimas Andruska (26) appeared before a sitting of Tralee District Court today where an application was made under Section 5 of the Miscellaneous Provisions Act to have him remanded in custody to appear in Cork District Court on July 18.

Mr Andruska, with an address at Ard Moneil Heights, Killorglin, Co Kerry, was charged with murder on June 28.

Supt Jim O'Connor, who made the application, said a video link from the prison would probably be utilised and there were no facilities in Tralee to do this.

He said the case would be ongoing and would not be advanced for some time and the application would save having to transport the accused from Cork to Kerry for every court appearance.

Solicitor Peter Malone had no objection to the application.

Mr Andruska is charged with the murders of Ms Lubiene (27) and her daughter Enrika at their home in Langford Downs in Killorglin, Co Kerry on June 15.

They both died from stab wounds and their bodies were discovered the following day at the rented home they had shared.

The tragic mother and daughter were laid to rest in their native Lithuania on Monday, one week before they had been due to return home to begin a new life.

They were laid to rest following funeral Mass in Gadunavas 10km away from where Ms Lubiene had grown up in Gedrimai where her mother and Enrika's grandmother, Ramute Santiene, still lives.

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