A 21-YEAR-old man, charged with the attempted murder of a baby boy in Enniskillen earlier this year, has been remanded in custody to face trial in the New Year.
Timuras Kozlov is charged with the attempted murder of the six month old at an address on Castlecoole Road in Enniskillen at around 9pm on the evening of Saturday 6th May.
An earlier court hearing was told that Kozlov had denied the allegation in four police interviews and claimed the incident leading to the charge was an “accident.”
Kozlov, who is originally from Lithuania, has been in custody since the incident.
He was led into the dock at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday morning for a preliminary enquiry in the case.
Kozlov had the court proceedings relayed to him through the services of a translator.
A Public Prosecution Service (PPS) representative told the court that, based on the papers submitted, the defendant had a case to answer.
Defending solicitor, Garry Smyth, said the charges were not formally conceded, but added that he had no contrary submission to make at this stage.
District Judge Nigel Broderick observed he was “satisfied” the defendant had a case to answer.
Kozlov declined to answer the charges against him at this stage. He further declined to give evidence himself, call any witnesses or tender a written statement of a witness.
Judge Broderick remanded the defendant in custody to appear before Dungannon Crown Court for his arraignment on January 16th.
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