Accused burglar granted wish of speedy process
Published 21/05/2016 | 00:00
Accused burglar James Murphy of High Street in Taghmon was granted his wish when he said that he wanted his case dealt with promptly.
He was brought to Wexford District Court by Garda Seán Whelan on foot of a warrant issued for his arrest at a court sitting in Kilkenny during February.
It was alleged that he was caught in possession of four screwdrivers with intent to use the tools in the commission of burglary.
Murphy indicated that he was pleading not guilty but was concerned when arresting garda Seán Whelan looked for a remand on bail back to Kilkenny on May 23.
'I want it over and done with,' declared Murphy, who indicated that he would have difficulty finding his way to Kilkenny.
He added that he was in very bad health and was ready to go to hospital.
'You may put me on remand,' he concluded.
Judge Gerard Haughton obliged, remanding the defendant in custody overnight to appear at the sitting of Carlow District Court the following day.