A Cork female charged with the murder of her brother has been refused Superior Court docket bail soon after her other brother advised the court docket he was afraid she would “come immediately after me next”.
Helen Jones (52), of Cahergal Avenue, Mayfield, in Cork, is charged with aggravated theft and the murder of her brother Paul Jones (55) at his home on Bandon Highway, in Cork, on September 4 last.
She was refused bail by the Superior Court right now on foot of objections by gardaí.
Counsel for the Director of General public Prosecutions, Emmet Nolan BL, stated Ms Jones’ other brother, Liam Jones, had travelled to the Large Courtroom in Dublin from Cork “notwithstanding his sick health”.
“I’m recovering from most cancers and every single time she sees me she phone calls me ‘cancer balls’,” Mr Jones said of his sister during the bail listening to.
He explained he was concerned of his sister, that she would “arrive right after me future” and petrol bomb his girlfriend’s home – which she denied.
Swore to have no make contact with with brother, if bailed
Supplying proof to the Superior Courtroom by means of movie link from Limerick Prison these days, Ms Jones mentioned she had not observed her brother Liam in three and a 50 % decades, and she swore she would have no call with him if she was granted bail.
Ms Jones informed her barrister, Aoife O’Leary BL, that she endured from emphysema and chronic pulmonary obstructive ailment, which were of terrific problem to her in the course of the existing Covid-19 disaster.
Ms Justice Mary Rose Gearty reported it was a difficult make any difference and the decide reported she had just about every sympathy with Ms Jones’ health-related circumstances. But the evidence was such that no condition of bail could guarantee the choose to launch her.
Ms Justice Gearty stated there could be a time “quite soon” when Ms Jones could make a renewed bail software.
Paul Jones located by young teenage son
Detective Sergeant Joe Young told the court docket that the body of Paul Jones was found out in the hallway of his bungalow by his 15-year-previous son on September 7, 2019, and a submit mortem assessment indicated that he had been deceased for two days.
Det Sgt Younger said the deceased died subsequent a violent wrestle and endured 25 stab wounds such as a 16cm wound to the crown of his head.
He stated Ms Jones and yet another man were arrested on April 10. They are the two billed with the murder of Paul Jones on September 4 past.