Man in court charged with Dublin murder

Friday 28 February 2014 20.36
Jacek Kozakiewicz was one of five people squatting in an abandoned pub
Jacek Kozakiewicz was one of five people squatting in an abandoned pub

A 36-year-old homeless man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Jacek Kozakiewicz, who was stabbed to death in Dublin last Wednesday night.

Andrzej Slawomir Wawrzyniak, who is originally from Poland, was remanded in custody for a week.

The court was told he made no reply to the charge and the judge recommended he receive medical attention in prison.

Mr Wawrzyniak was brought by detectives from Store Street Garda Station to the Courts of Criminal Justice to face a charge of murder.

Mr Kozakiewicz was one of five people squatting in Vallance & McGrath, a derelict pub on the North Wall Quay in Dublin.

A row broke out at around 10.45pm and Jacek Kozakiewicz,44, was stabbed to death.

Detective Sergeant John Brady gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution. He told the court that he arrested Mr Wawrzyniak at 10.55pm last night and when he was charged with murder he made no reply.

Defence Counsel John Wood applied for free legal aid and said his client had health problems and required medical attention in prison.

Judge Patricia McNamara said there could be no application for bail in this court.

She remanded Mr Wawrzyniak in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court this day week.