Son charged with murder of his mother in Co Louth

Tomasz Krzysztof Piotrowski (32) replied ‘no comment’ after cautioned by gardaí

Tomasz Piotrowski (wearing grey top) being taken to Drogheda District Court by gardaí on Thursday this morning. Photograph: Collins

Tomasz Piotrowski (wearing grey top) being taken to Drogheda District Court by gardaí on Thursday this morning. Photograph: Collins

 

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his mother Elzbieta (Elizabeth) Piotrowska (57) whose body was found in her home in Ardee, Co Louth on Tuesday morning.

Tomasz Krzysztof Piotrowski with an address at Cherrybrook, Ardee is charged with the murder at Clonmore, Ardee on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.

Drogheda District Court heard on Thursday morning that he was arrested at Drogheda Garda station and charged with the offence at 9.21pm on Wednesdaynight by Sgt James McCumiskey.

Sgt McCumiskey said that in reply to the charge and after caution the accused said, “no comment.”

The dead woman has been named locally as Elizabeth Piotrowska (57), a mother of two. She was originally from Poland but had lived in the Clonmore estate in Ardee.
The dead woman has been named locally as Elizabeth Piotrowska (57), a mother of two. She was originally from Poland but had lived in the Clonmore estate in Ardee.

He said his application was that the accused be remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Thursday, January 17th.

Solicitor for the accused Paddy Goodwin said the next appearance could be dealt with by video link.

Tomasz Piotrowski. Photograph: Facebook
Tomasz Piotrowski. Photograph: Facebook

Mr Goodwin also said he had concerns about his client’s mental health and asked that he receive appropriate medical attention. He also asked that legal aid be granted as the accused is not working.

Judge John Cheatle said he would do both and he remanded the accused in custody and the case was adjourned.