Alleged threat to slit ex’s throat in front of gardaí

A man threatened to cut his ex-girlfriend’s throat in front of gardaí, it was alleged yesterday.

Garda Carol Wall arrested Jason Murphy, aged 25, of 16 Ballinure Place, Mahon, Cork, and brought him before Cork District Court.

Mr Murphy is charged with making a threat to kill or cause serious harm to Sarah O’Donovan on September 6, 2016, at Ringmahon Avenue.

Garda Wall outlined the allegations that gave rise to the charge before the court.

“On September 6, 2016, in my presence he threatened to slit the throat of his ex-girlfriend,” Garda Wall said.

“It is alleged that he was cautioned and he said he did not give a fuck and said again: ‘I will slit her throat in front of ye.’ ”

Frank Buttimer, solicitor, said he was applying for bail on Mr Murphy’s behalf.

Inspector Daniel Coholan said there was no objection to the accused being remanded on bail.

Garda Wall said the only condition required by the state was that he would stay away from Beechwood Court and in particular from the complainant.

Mr Buttimer said there was no defence difficulty with that condition. The solicitor made an application for the prosecution statements to be sent to the DPP.

Judge Olann Kelleher remanded the accused on bail to appear again at Cork District Court on September 25.


This season textiles trend large, full of colour and exotic pattern, and applied in new ways to make a personal design statement from the living room to the bedroom, writes Carol O’CallaghanTextile trends that can help you make a personal design statement

If you haven’t heard of facial oils or thought they weren’t for you, please, please, please don’t be cross with me for introducing you.The Skin Nerd: Slippery skin? Facial oil could be for you, I swear!

“If you look at the turmoil in the world today, whether it’s climate change, the MeToo movement or Black Lives Matter, there is so much to say that you wonder where to begin,” says iconic British artist, ChilaKumari Singh Burman.Creative culture clash

In some parts of Ireland, the word ‘deadly’ means excellent. We couldn’t have known how good Deadly Premonition was going to be. In fact, no one had this premonition back in 2010GameTech: One of the oddest games ever

More From The Irish Examiner