Dudko asked about charred passport in murder trial

Greta Dudko is charged with murdering her mother in their Dublin home


The charred passport of a woman killed by her daughter was found in their rubbish bin after the Christmas Eve attack, a jury has heard.

A detective gave the evidence to the Central Criminal Court in the trial of a 36-year-old nurse, Greta Dudko, who is charged with murdering her mother in their Dublin home.

Det Garda Patrick Traynor testified that Ms Dudko was interviewed by gardaí on St Stephen’s night. A detective told her “the charred remains of what appears to be a Lithuanian passport in the name of your mother” were found.

Ms Dudko said this was her old passport and she had told her mother not to throw it away without cutting it up. She denied she was telling lies. “Was it an initial plan to try to get rid of her identity?” she was asked. “No,” she replied.

Greta Dudko of Station Court Hall, Clonsilla has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 55-year-old Anna Butautiene. However, the Lithuanian woman has pleaded not guilty to her murder at that address on Christmas Eve 2010.

The trial continues.