Book of evidence still being prepared in Cork murder case 

Book of evidence still being prepared in Cork murder case 

Helen Jones: Charged with the murder of her brother Paul Jones. 

The book of evidence is still being prepared in the case against a 52-year-old Cork woman charged with murdering her own brother at his home in the city last September.

Helen Jones, of 27 Cahergal Avenue, Mayfield, Cork, appeared at Cork District Court today by video link from Limerick Prison.

The case against Ms Jones was the first to be called today, and defence solicitor Eddie Burke said the case was listed for the service of the book of evidence.

Sergeant John Kelleher said the book was not yet ready, but that the State was allowed 42 days from the time that the defendant was charged with murder, and that they were still well within the 42-day period.

On the application of Sgt Kelleher, Judge Olann Kelleher adjourned the case until March 30 with the accused remanded in custody until then.

The next court appearance by Jones will also by video link.

However, Mr Burke asked that she would be produced in court in person if the book of evidence was going to be ready for service in a fortnight.

When charged on February 24 with the murder of her brother, Paul Jones, on September 4 at 108 Bandon Road, Cork, Helen Jones made no reply.

Co-accused, Keith O’Hara, formerly of 27 Cahergal Avenue, Mayfield, Cork, also made no reply when he was charged with carrying out the murder of Paul Jones.

O’Hara’s case was not before the court today. O’Hara is also charged with trespass to commit an assault causing harm.

Sergeant Gearóid Davis said previously that the Garda file in the case was very extensive, with over 100 lines of enquiry.

Helen Jones also faces a charge of aggravated burglary arising out of the investigation into the killing of her brother in Cork last September.

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