Bernadette Scully charged with murder of daughter Emily Barut

Girl found dead at her home in Tullamore, Co Offaly in September 2012

Bernadette Scully arriving at Tullamore District Court on Monday charged in connection with the death of her daughter  Emily Barut (11) in 2012. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Bernadette Scully arriving at Tullamore District Court on Monday charged in connection with the death of her daughter Emily Barut (11) in 2012. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

 

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of her 11-year-old daughter in Co Offaly in 2012.

Bernadette Scully (56) of Emvale, Bachelors Walk, Tullamore appeared before a sitting of Tullamore District Court on Monday.

She was charged with the murder of Emily Barut at the Bachelors Walk on September 15th, 2012.

Det Sgt Jer Glavin gave evidence of arresting Ms Scully at Bachelors Walk in Tullamore at 9.40am on Monday morning.

“In response to the charge on caution, Ms Scully made no reply,” he said.

He applied to have her remanded in custody to the Dóchas Centre in Dublin to reappear before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday.

Solicitor Patricia Cronin said given the nature of the charge, she could not make an application for bail. She told Judge Catherine Staines an application will be made for legal aid.

Ms Cronin asked that any necessary medical attention be provided and she asked that her client be medically assessed.

Judge Staines recommended Ms Scully be medically assessed.

She remanded her in custody to the Dóchas Centre to reappear before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday.