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Short Update: Remote witness testimony interrupted in court proceeding in Ireland

FT Admin - June 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Remote Justice

Court News Ireland has reported of apparent witness tampering in the trial of a man charged with murdering a garda. Molly Staunton who was giving evidence by video link from her New York home, has been interrupted by an unseen man who told her: "Put a stop to it. You can stop it right now. No more testimony."  

Molly Staunton was giving her second day of evidence in the trial of Aaron Brady who denies murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in 2013 when she turned to someone behind the camera and said “Can you leave?” The Court News Ireland reports that subsequently “the camera went down and the feed appeared to be cut off before Mr Justice Michael White asked the jury of six men and seven women to leave the court”. 

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