Cork man accused of falsely imprisoning a woman and threatening to kill her

Cork man accused of falsely imprisoning a woman and threatening to kill her
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A book of evidence will be served in a week’s time on a 29-year-old man accused of falsely imprisoning a woman at her home and threatening to kill her.

Sergeant John Kelleher said at Cork District Court yesterday that he had received confirmation from the Director of Public Prosecutions that a book of evidence would be ready to served on the accused on June 16.

Jamie McKenzie appeared in court by video link from prison yesterday. He will be brought to Cork District Court in person next Tuesday so that the book of evidence can be served on him.

Detective Garda Margaret Ryan charged Jamie McKenzie of 57 Dun Eoin, Carrigaline, County Cork, with fresh charges arising out of the case last week, namely false imprisonment, threat to kill and aggravated burglary while armed with a kitchen knife.

When the possibility of a signed plea of guilty was mentioned last week, Frank Buttimer, solicitor, said that latter option would not be taken and that a book of evidence would have to be prepared.

Judge Olann Kelleher remanded the accused in custody until June 16 yesterday.

It was previously alleged that the incident that gave rise to the charges occurred over a two-hour period at a family home on March 28 at Cedarwood Grove, Carrigaline.

The first of the three charges brought yesterday accuse McKenzie of false imprisonment of a woman at a house at Cedarwood Grove on contrary to the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act. 

The second count under the same act states that without lawful excuse he made to her a threat intending her to believe it would be carried out, to kill or cause her serious harm. 

Finally, he is accused of committing a burglary and at the time having with him a weapon of offence, namely a kitchen knife.

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