DPP considers assault case prosecution

The DPP has been given four weeks to consider the prosecution of a 27-year-old Brazilian man accused of stalking and attacking his former partner in Dublin.

It has been alleged Carlos De Oliveria, 27, bombarded his male ex with texts and phone calls after their relationship ended; and later assaulted him by putting out a cigarette on his face and biting him, Dublin District Court has heard.

Mr De Oliveria, with an address on the North Circular Road, Dublin, brandished a knife and tried to stab another man who was in a relationship with his former partner, the court heard.

He is charged with assault causing harm, harassment and production of a knife with a 4in blade in a manner that could have caused serious injury, on dates in 2014 and this year.

Yesterday, Judge John Coughlan ordered Mr De Oliveria, who did not address the court, to appear again in October. A ruling has to be made on whether the case will be dealt with in the district court or go to the circuit court which can impose lengthier sentences.

A victim impact statement and medical reports have been sought.

The district court heard it was alleged in July the injured party and Mr De Oliveria had been in a relationship. However, the complainant ended it and Mr De Oliveria did not take this well . He allegedly sent messages demanding to know why the relationship ended.

It is alleged he harassed the man from June 1 until August 21 last year. The court was told the injured party was called 20 times a day. Once he had 130 missed calls from the defendant.

The court was told the man later began a relationship with another man and this “caused angst with the defendant”. It was alleged that on the night of October 30 last at Blackhall Place in Dublin 7 the complainant was with his new partner.

The accused allegedly grabbed his former partner and refused to let go. The court heard it is claimed he quenched a cigarette on his face. It was alleged De Oliveria bit his wrist drawing blood and leaving him with a scar. On January 23 last he allegedly approached the man’s new partner.

The court heard Mr De Oliveria “pulled a knife out of his jacket”, went to stab him and he was “making a jabbing motion with the knife, jabbing it downwards” before he was disarmed.


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