Thursday, 24 April 2014

Man (36) charged with manslaughter of young woman

A 36-year-old man appeared before a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court last night (Wednesday) charged with the manslaughter of Kezia Gomes Rosa at Lanesboro Street, Roscommon, on Tuesday.

Amilton Leonel de Olivera with an address at Lanesboro Street, Roscommon, was remanded in custody by Judge Conal Gibbons to appear at Friday’s sitting of Harristown District Court in Castlerea.

Garda Michael Finnegan gave evidence of arresting the defendant at 7.35 pm on Tuesday evening. He was charged and cautioned and made no reply to the charge. 

Superintendent Willie Gallagher requested that the defendant be remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court on Friday, 22nd August at 11 am. Solicitor for the defendant, Con Harlow, made no application for bail, but an application was made for legal aid. 

  The court heard that the defendant owns no property and worked as a factory operative on a low wage. He has two dependant children, one in Ireland and one in Brazil. Judge Gibbons said that in the circumstances, given the gravity of the charge, he would grant legal aid. He also certified for a Portuguese interpreter, who was present for the court proceedings.

The defendant was then remanded in custody to appear at Friday’s sitting of Harristown District Court.