A Dublin man awaiting trial for the murder of his partner’s son was refused an application to travel to Spain.
David Mahon is charged with murdering twenty three year-old Dean Fitzpatrick on May 26 2013, on Dublin’s Malahide Road.
Dean Fitzpatrick, a father of one, was the brother of Amy Fitzpatrick, the Irish teenager who hasn’t been seen since she left a friend’s house in Mijas Costa on New Year’s Day 2008 when she was fifteen years old.
The 44-year old from Clonsilla in Ireland, appeared in Ireland’s Central Criminal Court on Friday November 26 where he applied to have his bail conditions changed to allow him to travel to Spain for two weeks.
The court heard that Mr Mahon had been granted a similar application that allowed him to travel to Spain in September but Justice Margaret Heneghan refused on this occasion, after hearing from Detective Sergeant Eddie Carroll that he was concerned that Mr Mahon was a flight risk.
Mr Mahon’s trial is to start in April next year, and Justice Heneghan said that she was taking into account Detective Carroll’s concerns that as the trial is now near to starting that this heightened the flight risk although she did add that Mr Mahon is free to make a further application.