A 27-yr-old Ennis man has appeared in court accused of fatally stabbing his mother’s dog in July, reports Breaking News.
At Ennis District Court the man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – faces a total of five charges relating to the alleged fatal stabbing of a dog, one charge of assaulting his mother and illegal possession of knives at two locations in Ennis on July 11 last year.
Sergeant Louis Moloney told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had ordered the case to be heard in the District Court and a book of evidence would be required.
In the case, a man is accused of stabbing a dog at a location in Ennis on July 11, causing the dog to be put down in violation of section 12 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act.
He was also charged with assaulting his mother contrary to section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offenses Against the Person Act on the same day and at the same place in Ennis, reports Breaking News.
In evidence of his arrest, charge and caution, Garda Emmett Roche said the defendant “made no response” after being charged and cautioned in court on Wednesday morning.
Judge Alec Gabbett said he knew details of the case from other courts, reports Breaking News.
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