Man Accused of Attacking Sleeping Wife with Boiling Water and Claw-Hammer Remanded in Custody

Cork, Ireland – A 63-year-old man from Cork, Ireland, faced the High Court in an appeal for bail after allegedly attacking his sleeping wife with boiling water and a claw-hammer. The accused, Noel Twomey, was unsuccessful in his appeal and was remanded in custody for a further fortnight, as reported by Sergeant Aisling Murphy at Cork District Court. The Director of Public Prosecutions had not yet given directions on the case, prompting an adjournment until March 5.

Twomey’s defense solicitor, Shane Collins-Daly, expressed his client’s desire for a prompt resolution, stating that the matter should be straightforward. However, Judge Mary Dorgan emphasized that the date of the alleged incident, January 15, did not warrant any particular delay.

In the initial proceedings at Cork District Court, Detective Garda Brian Murphy testified that Twomey had flagged down a garda car while drenched in blood and carrying a bloodstained hammer in a bag. Murphy charged Twomey with two counts of assault causing harm to his wife, Jackie Twomey, at their family home.

Detective Garda Murphy objected to bail, emphasizing the seriousness of the case and describing Twomey’s premeditated decision to attack his sleeping wife. Twomey admitted to the attack during his unsuccessful bail application at the district court, stating that his wife frequently went out and that he did not drink or smoke.

The case is set to continue on March 5, as Noel Twomey remains in custody.