Cavan man charged with Natasha Carruthers’ death


A 27-YEAR-OLD Cavan man has been charged with the manslaughter of Fermanagh woman Natasha Carruthers.

Padraig Toher of Bawnboy, Ballyconnell appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court this morning, where he was connected to ten charges related to the fatal collision on the Lisnaskea Road, Derrylin, on October 7.

These include manslaughter by common law, unlawfully killing Ms Carruthers, casuing GBI by dangerous driving to Nathan Phair and to Sarah Gault, perverting the course of justice by arranging to have repairs carried out to a BMW, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report and collision, possession of an offensive weapon, namely a metal bar, and being involved in the supply of a Class A drug, namely cocaine.


This morning defence solicitor Michelle McVeigh said Toher would not be applying for bail at this time.

Ms McVeigh said Toher “deeply regrets his role in this accident” and said he wanted to extend his deepest sympathy to Ms Carruthers’ family. District Judge Nigel Broderick said: “Whatever happens in this case this has been a very tragic loss of life of Ms Carruthers. The court extends its sympathy to her family and friends.”

The case was adjourned until November 15.

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