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Man wanted over murder charges in Germany arrested in Galway

Vyauntas Dunauskis, originally from Lithuania, has been living in Ireland for a number of years.

A 52-YEAR-OLD MAN wanted in Germany in connection with murder charges has been brought before the High Court in Dublin.

Detective Sergeant Sean Fallon told the court today he arrested Vyauntas Dunauskis on foot of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by German authorities.

In the EAW seeking his extradition, Dunauskis is alleged to have, with an accomplice, killed a man in his apartment in Lübeck by multiple stabs with a knife and a screwdriver. If convicted, he could face life imprisonment.

The court heard that Dunauskis, originally from Lithuania, has been living in Ireland for a number of years.

Detective Sergeant Fallon said he arrested Dunauskis this morning at an address at Sli Esker, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, and brought him to the local garda station.

Fallon said that when he read the details of the charge in the warrant to to Dunauskis, he replied: “I do not kill anyone.”

No application for bail 

The EAW seeking his extradition had previously been endorsed by the High Court in Dublin.

The matter came before Justice Miriam O’Regan during a vacation sitting of the court. Dunauskis, who was legally represented, did not speak during the brief hearing. No application for bail was made on his behalf.

Today the judge – after informing Dunauskis of his rights, including his right to an interpreter – remanded him in custody and adjourned the case to the end of this month.

Comments are closed as the case is before the courts.

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