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Mother and son appear in court accused of throwing man from moving ‘fake taxi’

A mother and son accused of stealing and endangering the life of a passenger who were “ejected” of a bogus taxi while in Dublin are to face trial, reports Breaking News.

Maria Muntean (34) and Damit Rostas (18), of Virginia Hall, Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin, were arrested in Ballsbridge just before 4am on March 17 and charged with robbing the man of his iPhone and bank card.

They face charges of endangering lives and tricking the man into getting into their car by pretending to be a taxi service and failing to stop when the man was pushed out.

They appeared again at Dublin District Court on Monday and the prosecution served them with a book of evidence.

Judge Michelle Finan noted that the Director of Public Prosecutions had ordered the case to proceed to a higher level with greater sentencing powers, reports Breaking News.

Judge Finan agreed to the State’s request for a return for trial order, sending the mother and son to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where the case will be listed for mention on October 26.

The couple, still indicating an application and granting legal aid, was recommended on bail.

It was claimed that Maria Munten, a mother of seven, was driving and Damit Rostas, who was in the back seat, pushed the injured party from the moving vehicle, reports Breaking News.

Garda Duffy alleged that Mr Rostus approached the intoxicated complainant in Kildare Street, where he fell asleep in front of a statue.

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