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Man Charged With Stabbing Teen Hasn't Taken Up Bail

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

05:06 26 Apr 2023

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A man charged with stabbing a teenager in Dublin has yet to take up bail.

19-year-old Marius Mamaliga from Swords died in hospital three days after the attack.

The case was adjourned today pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Brandon Gavin, 20, was charged under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act for causing serious harm to Mr Mamaliga, 19, at Forest Court, Swords, on the evening of February 23.

Following a District Court hearing two days after the incident, he was remanded in custody with consent to bail in his bond of €1,000 with a requirement for the approval of €50,000 surety, of which half must be lodged.

However, the High Court later reduced the surety terms, but the accused has not taken up bail.

Marius Mamaliga, from Swords and formerly of Blanchardstown, died in hospital three days after the incident.

Unemployed Mr Gavin, Brookdale Road, Rivervalley, Swords, appeared again before Judge Cephas Power at Cloverhill District Court today.

Judge Power noted the investigation file was still at the Swords Garda station incident room.

Defence solicitor Roy O'Neill said his client has been in custody for a significant period and asked the judge to expect progress on the next date.

Judge Power remanded Mr Gavin in continuing custody to appear again on May 10 for the DPP's directions.

At his first court appearance on February 25, Detective Garda Conor Tumbleton said Mr Gavin made "no reply" to the charge. The detective had objected to bail due to the seriousness of the case.

He had said gardai responded to a report of a serious assault at Forest Court at 7.14 pm on January 23. Paramedics were attending to the injured party on the ground unconscious. He was in a critical condition and rushed to Beaumont Hospital.

On taking bail, the accused must sign on three days a week at a Garda station and always be contactable. There must be no direct or indirect contact with the injured party, the two witnesses and their families. He must live at his family home, surrender his passport and not apply for alternative travel documents.

Reporting by Tom Tuite

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