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Friday 24 November 2017

Man accused of ¤300k robbery

A MAN accused of robbing over €300,000 worth of tobacco products was told by gardai that mobile phone traffic would link him to the armed robbery, a trial has heard.

Francis (Frank) Cunningham (63), of Bog Road, Longwood, Co Meath, pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of tobacco products worth €314,916 and the false imprisonment of two men in Blanchardstown on March 14, 2007.

He has also pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm or imitation firearm. The trial continues.



Killer husband hid wife's body

A man whose estranged wife disappeared four years ago has been convicted of first-degree murder.

A jury in the US convicted Ernest Freeby in the death of 34-year-old Edwina Onyango, a Kenyan immigrant who vanished in December 2007.

Authorities say she was placed in the coal bin in the basement of Freeby's home in Pennsylvania. They say "a large quantity of blood" matching her DNA was found. Her body was never found.

Prosecutors say the 36-year-old Freeby killed his wife because he wanted to marry his girlfriend.



Boy (16) faces



jail for robbery

A TEENAGER who robbed a delivery man and cost him his job has been warned to expect a custodial sentence as he was also barred from threatening members of his own family.

The 16-year-old had been detained for 28 days by the Dublin Children's Court last month for unlawful seizure of a pizza delivery man's car.

He is now out on bail and awaiting sentence for robbery of the man, in connection with the incident at a housing estate in Ballyfermot, on January 16 last year.



Emmy-winning director dies

Television director John Rich, who won an Emmy Award for the memorable All In The Family scene showing Sammy Davis Jr planting a kiss on Archie Bunker, has died at 86.

Rich also won an Emmy for The Dick Van Dyke Show. His 50-year Hollywood career included Gunsmoke and Bonanza.

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