A man has been remanded in custody, with a recommendation for psychiatric treatment, after gardaí charged him with murdering his wife at their Dublin apartment.
Fabiole Camara De Campos, 32, from Brazil but living in Ireland for around five years, was found dead at her home in Charlestown Place on St Margaret’s Road, in Finglas, in the city’s north side.
She suffered multiple severe knife injuries to the head and neck in the fatal assault.
Gardai gained entry at about 6.15 am.
The scene was preserved for a technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau. Then, the office of the State Pathologist conducted a post-mortem.
Gardai arrested her husband Diego Costa Silva, 32, on suspicion of murder and brought him to Finglas Garda Station.
They detained him under section four of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
He was charged in the station at 4.32 am on Saturday and held pending his appearance before Judge Grainne Malone at that morning’s sitting of Dublin District Court.
Dressed in a black T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, Mr Costa Silva, also a Brazilian national, sat silently at the side of the courtroom. He listened to the proceedings with the aid of an interpreter.
Judge Malone asked if he wished to nominate a solicitor under the legal aid scheme, but he did not respond.
The translator told her, “he is not replying,” and the accused remained silent for the rest of the hearing.
Solicitor Eddie O’Connor confirmed he was instructed in the case and that he had spoken to Mr Costa Silva. He also said he attended the garda station for the last two days.
Detective Sergeant Louise McHugh told the court that she charged Mr Costa Silva with murder contrary to common law.
She added that he “made no reply