MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY AFTER HE THREATENED TO BURN OUT HIS EX-PARTNER

first_imgA man has been remanded in custody after he threatened to burn his ex-partner out of her home. Liam Peoples, 41, with an address at 347 Mountain Top, Letterkenny was arrested by Gardaí yesterday evening for possession of a knife.Gardaí received a call from the defendant’s father Mr Terence Peoples – who informed Gardaí he believed his son was going to harm his ex-partner Rosin Callaghan. Gardaí appealed for Mr Peoples to be remanded in custody – as Roisin Callaghan said she was in fear of her life.Solicitor for the defendant Mr Kieran Gorman objected to the remand at Letterkenny District Court.He  said he was seeking an application for bail on the grounds that his client had done nothing wrong and had no intention of using the knife on anyone.Mrs Callaghan was called to the stand to give evidence against her former partner.Inspector Goretti Sheridan asked her if she would she be fearful if Mr Peoples got bail.Mrs Callaghan said, “I would be terrified if he got bail, I wouldn’t be happy or safe if he got bail.“He’s my ex and I know his intention with the knife was to get me and hurt me.“I got a phone-call from his brother – who told me to lock my doors because Liam had a knife with him and his intentions were to harm me with it.”The defendant’s father Mr Terence Peoples was then called to the stand to give evidence.He said, “It started yesterday about 5pm, he was very agitated because he wasn’t taking his medication.“Then he said I’m going to burn that f***ing Roisin Callaghan out of it. She’ll not get away with it.“He’s got a serious gambling problem – and he’s always looking for money – he asked me for €50 – and I gave him €30.“He then asked me to take him down the town, on the way down he started punching the dashboard – he was highly irritated.“My wife is a cancer survivor – she enjoys a glass of whiskey before bed – it was then he said I drank all of mammy’s whiskey.“There was about half a bottle and he drank it all – so he was agitated from not taking medication and from drinking.“It was then I noticed a knife in his hand – and I recognized it was our own kitchen knife.“I told him to leave the knife behind and pleaded with him to leave it in the car before he got out.“When I got home, I got a torch and checked the car for the knife but it wasn’t there.“That’s when I rang Gardaí – I was afraid he’d do harm to himself or to others considering the earlier threats he made.“He needs psychiatric help and he has this notion he doesn’t need his medication when he does.”Solicitor for the defendant then cross-examined Terence Peoples and said ‘Did he think sending his son away would help him?Judge Paul Kelly condemned the line of questioning by Mr O’Gorman describing it as inappropriate.Liam Peoples then took the stand and gave evidence against the allegations made against him.When quizzed by Inspector Goretti Sheridan – he refuted claims he was going to hurt anyone and said it was ‘hot air’.“I won’t interfere with anybody in this court – I’d no intention of hurting anyone.It was all hot air just, hot air that’s all it was.“I was on my way home when the Gardaí arrested me – I never resisted arrest and threw the knife to the ground.“I stopped taking my medication and my father thinks I’ll hurt someone – but I won’t.“I said the threats out of anger and temper which is brought on when I don’t take my medication.“She has no reason to be fearful of me, I’ve never threatened her before.Judge Paul Kelly refused bail and remanded Liam Peoples in custody saying he was satisfied there was a risk and on that basis refused the defendant bail.He remanded the case until the 9th of November.MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY AFTER HE THREATENED TO BURN OUT HIS EX-PARTNER was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burncourtcourtsdonegalletterkennyLiam PeoplenewsRoisin Callaghanlast_img

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