Saturday 21 April 2018

Six-week wait for test results on little Emily

Tom Brady Security Editor

THE results of toxicology tests on the body of an 11-year-old girl, found dead at her home in Tullamore last month, are not expected to be produced for up to six weeks.

The tests were carried out after a post-mortem examination on the body of little Emily Barut proved inconclusive.

The girl's mother, Dr Bernadette Scully, was found unconscious in the house at the same time as Emily's body was discovered.

Dr Scully was discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for four days.

But after being interviewed by gardai for three hours the day after she was discharged, she was admitted to a Dublin hospital for further treatment.

She had turned up at Tullamore station by appointment, accompanied by her solicitor.

It is expected that Dr Scully, who has an extensive practice in the town, will remain in hospital for some time.

In the meantime, gardai are continuing with their inquiries and at some stage it may be necessary for them to interview Dr Scully again.

The tragedy was discovered by Dr Scully's partner, Lithuanian composer Andrius Kozlovskis, who contacted the emergency services.

The girl's father, Haluk Barut, is still too shocked to speak about her death and has taken time off from his job at a restaurant in Tullamore.

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