Man accused of falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill woman in Cork

Man accused of falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill woman in Cork

A BOOK of evidence was served yesterday on a 29-year-old man accused of falsely imprisoning a woman at her home and threatening to kill her as he indicated his intention to contest the case and apply to be released on bail.

Detective Garda Pat Conirey served a book of evidence on Jamie McKenzie yesterday at Cork District Court.

On the application of Sergeant Gearóid Davis, Judge Olann Kelleher sent the case forward to Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Friday, June 19.

Frank Buttimer solicitor indicated that the accused man would be contesting the case against him. As no jury trials are proceeding until October at the earliest, McKenzie’s case will not be reached at least until then. 

Mr Buttimer put the state on notice yesterday that the accused would be applying to be released on bail on Friday.

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.

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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