April 21, 2024

A person and a girl have appeared in courtroom charged with the homicide of a person in his 60s whose physique was discovered off the Sliabh Liag cliffs in Co Donegal.

Alan Vial, 38, and Nikita Burns, 21, appeared individually by videolink at Letterkenny District Court docket.

Each are charged that on the twenty fifth of June, 2023 at a spot unknown throughout the State, did homicide one Robert Wilkin (also called Robin Wilkin.)

Their arrests adopted a week-long seek for the stays of Mr Wilkins who was initially from Northern Eire.

His stays had been discovered off Sliabh Liag on July third final after a large-scale search by numerous state businesses together with the Gardai, the Irish Coastguard and the Rescue 118 helicopter.

Vial’s solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, enquired as to the event of a guide of proof in his consumer’s case.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins mentioned the guide of proof was at an “superior stage” however he was undecided if it was prepared.

Vial, of Drumanoo Head, Killybegs, was remanded in custody to seem once more by videolink on September 18th.

Solicitor Mr Rory O’Brien appeared for Burns.

When the cost was initially put to Burns of no fastened abode on August twenty eighth final, she replied “I didn’t do it.”

She appeared by videolink as we speak when Mr O’Brien mentioned he presumed that instructions within the case had been nonetheless excellent from the Director of Public Prosecutions officer.

Sergeant Collins mentioned he was looking for two weeks for all issues within the case to journey with Vial’s case.

Mr O’Brien mentioned “I presume the state is endeavoring to expedite all issues.”

The case was adjourned, additionally to September 18th, to permit for instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions workplace.

E-book of proof in Sliabh Liag homicide case “at superior stage” was final modified: September 4th, 2023 by Workers Author