Senin, 10 Desember 2012

Deaf Man Charged With Manslaughter of Bus Crash Victim

DUBLIN - Deaf man charged with manslaughter of bus crash victim 'very sorry.' A Deaf man has apologised for the death of a man who was hit by a bus following an alleged roadside altercation.

Edward Connors, who is profoundly Deaf, has been charged with the manslaughter of Eoghan Dudley. The 28-year-old died last Thursday evening after suffering severe head injuries in the incident in Dublin city centre.

Connors, 29, who has been living in a homeless hostel in Dublin, was brought before the city’s District Court where proceedings were translated through a sign language interpreter.

Detective Garda Conor O’Braonain told the court that, when Connors was charged at Pearse Street Garda Station on Saturday night, he replied: “I’m very sorry about him. It was an accident.”

Judge David McHugh remanded him in custody until December 13, when he will be brought before Cloverhill courthouse.

Connors, who wore a navy tracksuit, is accused of killing Mr Dudley at the busy junction of Dawson Street and Nassau Street. Read more:


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