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Ingrida Maciokaite was stabbed to death

Ingrida Maciokaite was stabbed to death

Ingrida Maciokaite was stabbed to death

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his former partner.

Mother-of-two Ingrida Maciokaite died after sustaining stab wounds at an apartment complex in Dundalk on Tuesday afternoon.

Edmundas Dauksa (48),of Castleross, Castletown Road, Dundalk appeared at Dundalk District Court yesterday before judge Conal Gibbons.

Garda Joseph Bell gave evidence that Mr Dauksa, who was born in Lithuania, was arrested at Dundalk Garda Station at 10.08pm on Wednesday and charged with murder at 10.38pm. The court heard that when charged Mr Dauksa made no reply.

Abuse

Wearing a dark blue hoodie, light grey tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers with white soles, Mr Dauksa sat silent in the court throughout the short hearing.

He was remanded in custody to appear in court again on September 27 via videolink.

No application for bail was made as such an application in a murder charge can only be made through the High Court at a future date.

Mr Daukas's solicitor applied for free legal aid, saying that the accused runs his own business as a fisherman harvesting shellfish.

Legal aid was granted, as well as a recommendation that the accused receive appropriate medical attention.

A group of people who had gathered at the court shouted abuse at the accused as he was driven away.

He had been arrested on Tuesday and his period of detention was extended on Wednesday to account for rest periods.

Ingrida Maciokaite (31) was stabbed to death at the Bridgewater Mews apartments on Linenhall Street in Dundalk on Tuesday afternoon.

Ms Maciokaite was also originally from Lithuania but had been living in Dundalk for a number of years with her young daughter and son. She worked in the cafe and restaurant sector in the Co Louth town.

Former colleagues at McCreesh's Deli on Avenue Road on the outskirts of the town paid tribute to her.

"Ingrida was a hard worker and a nice person. She worked here around four years ago," said one ex-workmate at the shop.

In recent weeks Ingrida had started work in Ruby's Tea Rooms on Crowe Street in the Williamson Mall.

"I am just devastated," said a woman who was her neighbour and friend for more than two years.

"It is very, very upsetting," said Gretta Morton, another former neighbour in St Nicholas Avenue. Her husband Edward Morton said: "She was a lovely woman and was always seen walking up and down the street.

"She loved living here. She was here for a couple of years and was just a lovely person."

The residents association for the avenue described Ms Maciokaite as its friend and former neighbour in an online tribute.

"Ingrida always got involved in the community while she lived in D'Avenya," it said.


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