Imre Arakas (59) admits conspiring to murder man in North
Estonian will be sentenced for conspiracy to murder on November 30th
Imre Arakas admitted to conspiring with others to murder James Gately
Imre Arakas (59), with an address in Sopruse, Tallinn, Estonia, admitted on Monday to conspiring with others not before the court to murder James Gately in Northern Ireland between April 3rd and April 4th last year, contrary to Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006.
Paul Greene SC, prosecuting, told the three-judge court this morning that Arakas could be arraigned on the single count.
Dressed in a blue t-shirt and wearing his hair long to his shoulders, Arakas stood up and faced the court.
When the registrar read the indictment to Arakas and asked him how he was pleading, he replied, “guilty”.
Mr Greene told the court that a trial date had previously been fixed for January 14th next year and that could now be vacated.
Michael Bowman SC, representing Arakas, requested that a governor’s report be prepared on behalf of his client and this was granted by the court.