Woman is charged in connection with death of three year old

A 30 year old woman charged under the provisions of the children`s act in connection with the death of the three year old who died last Friday, has been remanded to Limerick prison. Monica Paczkowska with an address at 55 Killeen Woods Tralee appeared at a special sitting of Tralee District Court this morning. There were emotional scenes as the Court was told that the 30 year old woman was in fear of her life and that she had been told people were going to get her following the death of the three year old child.Monica Paczkowska is charged with ill treating a child in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to the child`s health or seriously to effect her well being. Superintendent Pat Sullivan told the Court that they were opposing bail on the grounds that they believed Ms Paczkowska would not stand trial and the seriousness of the charge. However the Defence argued that the accused had been living in the country for five years and had never left.The Court was also told that Interpol had informed Gardai that a person with the same name as the accused was also wanted in Poland since February last. Superintendent Pat Sullivan told the Court that a member of the Romany Community had told them that Monica Paczkowska had attempted to obtain a false passport in recent days. Under examination by the Defence Ms Paczkowska admitted that while she had a passport when she came to Ireland, she threw it away but kept the picture.Visibly upset, the accused told the Court that she would also stand trial at a community court within the Romany Gypsy Community but that she would prefer to deal with this court. There were emotional scenes as an application for bail was denied by Judge Leo Malone and Monica Paczkowska will appear before Tralee District Court again on August 18th.

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