Foxrock murder accused unfit to attend court
A woman accused of murdering a Malawian national in a house in Foxrock was deemed medically unfit to appear in court yesterday.
Grace Miano (50) is charged with murdering Limbani “Robert” Mzoma (27) in Tudor Lawns in the south Dublin suburb on the night of November 1st, last.
Ms Miano, who is originally from Kenya, lived at the house with Mr Mzoma. Mr Mzoma had suffered stab injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accused was due to appear at Dún Laoghaire District Court yesterday but she was deemed by the medical team in Dochas women’s prison to be unfit to attend. She was remanded in continuing custody and will appear again in four weeks. A court hearing last week, following Ms Miano’s arrest, was told she made no reply when the charge was put to her by gardaí.
Solicitor Jonathan Dunphy asked that Ms Miano receive medical attention. She had been complaining of pains in the head and in the leg and had seen a doctor on several occasions since being taken into custody .
The judge directed this and when Mr Dunphy said they would be seeking a psychiatric assessment, the judge said he should liaise about this with the prison authorities.