Man remanded over Killorglin double murder

Tuesday 09 July 2013 16.51
Jolanta Lubiene and Enrika Lubyte were killed on 15 June
Jolanta Lubiene and Enrika Lubyte were killed on 15 June

A 26-year-old Lithuanian man accused of the double murder of Lithuanian mother and daughter in Killorglin, Co Kerry has been remanded in continuing custody to Cork City district court.

Aurimas Andruska, of Ard Moniel Height, Killorglin, Co Kerry, has been charged with the murder of Jolanta Lubiene at Langford Downs, Killorglin on 15 June.

He has also been charged with the murder of eight-year-old Enrika Lubyte on the same date.

Dressed in the same black clothes as he has previously appeared in, Mr Andruska was brought from Cork Prison to appear before Tralee District Court today.

Applying to have him remanded to another court, Superintendent Jim O'Connor for the State told Tralee District Court that the case "will not be advanced for quite some time".

He also asked that a CCTV link with Cork Prison be used for Mr Andruska's remand appearance at the district court in Cork.

Mr Andruska's solicitor Peter Malone said his client had no difficulty with being remanded to Cork City or with the use of the technology link.

A Lithuanian interpreter was in court today for the hearing.

Judge James O'Connor granted the application remanding him in custody to appear before the district court in Cork on 18 July via video link.