Woman accused of faking suicide of homicide victim

Egita Jaunmaize to go on trial for allegedly placing a cord around the deceased’s neck

A 34-year-old woman is due to go on trial on Tuesday accused of simulating the suicide of a homicide victim in Co Cavan almost four years ago. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A 34-year-old woman is due to go on trial on Tuesday accused of simulating the suicide of a homicide victim in Co Cavan almost four years ago. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

 

A 34-year-old woman is due to go on trial on Tuesday accused of simulating the suicide of a homicide victim in Co Cavan almost four years ago.

Egita Jaunmaize, of no fixed abode, is charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of Roman Ponomarcus, knowing or believing him to have committed the offence of murder or some other arrestable offence, at The Old Post, Main Street, Kilnaleck, Co Cavan, on or about June 27th or June 28th, 2014.

The prosecution alleges that Ms Jaunmaize placed a blue cord around the deceased person’s neck so as to simulate her suicide.

Ms Jaunmaize was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty.

Judge Patrick McCarthy swore in a jury of seven men and five women to hear the trial, which is expected to last two weeks.