Court - Alleged threats to kill made by prisoner

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Court - Alleged threats to kill made by prisoner

A book of evidence has been served on a prisoner charged with making threats to kill in the Midlands Prison.

Before last week’s district court was Michael Murray, with previous addresses in Cork and Dublin.

He was charged with two counts of harassment, and two counts of making threats to kill or cause serious harm. He was also charged with having a telecommunications device in prison.

The alleged offences occurred at the Midlands Prison, on February 9, 2015.

The accused will now go forward to the next sitting of Portlaoise Circuit Court, beginning this week.

Legal aid was granted to the accused, but no solicitor has been appointed.

A section 56 order was also granted.

The accused is currently serving a 15-year-sentence for a number of offences including rape.