A JUDGE has given prosecutors another two weeks to preparing evidence for the trial of an activist accused of murdering her former partner in Dublin in July.
Mercy Peters, 41, originally from Sierra Leone, who had been living at the home of 42-year-old Tyrone McKenna, in Marlay Court, Rathfarnham, south Co Dublin, is charged with his murder on July 17 last.
Mr McKenna and Ms Peters had been involved in running a publication for refugees.
Tyrone McKenna's body was discovered at his home by his father, Thomas, and a post-mortem examination confirmed he died from a stab wound.
On July 19 last, Mercy Peters had been remanded in custody and a judge had also made an order that she was to receive immediate medical and psychiatric attention.
At Dublin District Cout yesterday, a state solicitor asked for another two weeks for the book of evidence to be completed. Judge Anthony Halpin agreed to the prosecution's request.
The defendant had been excused from attending court yesterday but Judge Halpin ordered that she would have to present on November 20 to be served with the book of evidence, which is required before the accused can be returned for trial to the Central Criminal Court.