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IrelandMurder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of evidence

12:55  15 march  2019
12:55  15 march  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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A murder charge against a man accused of killing a man in Co Kildare last November has been struck out by a judge at Naas District Court because the book of evidence was not served in time. Calvin Cullen, with an address at Greenhills, Athy, was charged with the murder of David Boland.

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Murder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of evidence Victim David Boland

A MURDER CHARGE relating to the death of a man in Athy, Co Kildare last year has been struck out because of a delay in presenting the complete book of evidence.

A Kildare District Court judge yesterday ordered the charge facing Calvin Cullen, 20, of Greenhills, Athy, be struck out on the basis that the Director of Public Prosecution was not ready.

The young man appeared before the court, charged with the murder of David Boland on Duke St, Athy during the early hours of 1 November 2018.

His defence team told the court that the State had a 42-day timeline to prepare the Book of Evidence.

Murder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of evidence © Getty David Boland was stabbed to death in November last year.

The matter has been adjourned before Naas District Court several times since the accused was first charged with murder in November 2018.

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Murder is an offence under the common law of England and Wales. It is considered the most serious form of homicide, in which one person kills another with the intention to cause either death or serious injury unlawfully.

In the United States, the law regarding murder varies by jurisdiction. In most U.S. jurisdictions there is a hierarchy of acts, known collectively as homicide

Last month, Sergeant Brian Jacob said that there were more than 200 statements being examined and asked that the DPP get further time to prepare a book of evidence. At the time, Judge Zaidan said that he did not want four weeks to turn into 20 weeks.

Yesterday, Sergeant Jacob asked if the court could give the DPP a further three weeks.

However, Judge Desmond Zaidan refused the request and ordered that the murder charge be struck out based on the delays.

Boland died from multiple stab wounds received in a stabbing incident on Duke Street i the early hours of 1 November.

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