Foxrock mur­der ac­cused un­fit to at­tend court

The Irish Times - - Home News - CONOR GAL­LAGHER

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.

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