Pregnant woman bailed on threat to kill charges

A pregnant woman was arrested yesterday and charged with three counts of threatening to kill another woman.

The accused’s partner was also charged with one count of threatening to kill the same complainant.

Detective Garda Ian Coughlan arrested Joanne Slattery, aged 36, of 1 Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Co Cork, and he brought three charges.

The charges state that on September 23, 2015, at the Washington St courthouse, she allegedly made a threat to a woman that she would kill her or cause her serious harm.

She is accused of similar offences in respect of March 29 and April 6 at an unspecified location this year.

Her partner, Zach Moloney, aged 45, of the same address is accused of threatening to kill the same woman at an unspecified location on March 29.

Det Garda Coughlan said there was no objection to bail being granted in both cases. However, bail conditions required both accused to have no contact, direct or indirect, with the complainant in this case. They must also keep a curfew to be home from 11pm every night and abstain from intoxicants.

Judge John Cheatle adjourned the cases until October 26 and October 5 for Slattery and Moloney respectively. The judge was told that Slattery was due to have a baby very soon.


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