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Cases of petty theft against dead mum struck out

A YOUNG mum who was killed at a house party last week has had several petty theft cases against her struck out in court.

Settled traveller Brigid 'Bernie' Cash was found dead in her mother's home in Blanchardstown last Thursday morning. The mother-of-one suffered fatal head injuries when she was assaulted during a party in the house.

Ms Cash, who turned 20 three weeks ago, was due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court on Tuesday to face theft allegations. The charges were formally struck out after Judge David McHugh was told the accused was deceased.

Ms Cash, of Warranstown Walk in Blanchardstown, had been charged with stealing cosmetics and toiletries from stores in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, on dates in August last and of causing criminal damage to clothing at TK Maxx in Blanchardstown on December 4, 2012.

It has since emerged that Ms Cash suffered severe burns when scalding water was deliberately poured over her lap and legs in a separate violent attack at her home in early October.

A woman arrested in connection with the death has since been released without charge.