Friday 18 January 2019

Tobacco theft trial continues

The trial of a man accused of robbing over €300,000 worth of tobacco and falsely imprisoning two delivery men has continued in the absence of the jury.

Frank Cunningham, of Moyfenrath, Enfield, Co Meath, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of tobacco products worth €314,916 and the false imprisonment of Joseph O'Toole and Edward Postol in Blanchardstown on March 14, 2007.

Woman (91) not fit for trial

A 91-year-old woman who was accused of dangerous driving causing death has had all charges against her dropped after she was deemed "not fit to stand trial".

Dorothy Peart of Richmond Hill, Monkstown, had been psychiatrically assessed by experts for both the defence and prosecution.

Ms Peart faced charges of driving in a manner which was dangerous to the public and thereby causing the death of Gemma Crotty, failing to leave a vehicle at the scene of an accident, failing to stop at an accident and failing to report an accident to gardai at Monkstown Road, Monkstown, on January 8, 2009.

Malcolm X's daughter held

The daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X is being held in a North Carolina jail and could be extradited to New York to face charges on several outstanding warrants, authorities said.

Malikah Shabazz (45) was arrested after authorities responded to a call to a Mars Hill home. Investigators found she had several outstanding warrants from Queens, New York, that include charges for grand larceny, forgery and identity theft.

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