Attorney General v O'Brien


1930 WJSC-CCA 8


The Chief Justice

Mr. Justice Sullivan

Mr. Justice Hanna

Attorney General v. O'Brien
The Attorney General
Jane O'Brien
Monday the 11th day of July, 1932

The application on the part of the above named Jane o' Brien for leave to appeal against her conviction at the Central Criminal Court on the 8th day of June 1932 of the murder on the 26th day of March 1932 of John Cousins and the sentence of death passed upon her having been at hearing on the 6th 7th and 8th days of July instant.


Whereupon and on hearing Mr.A.E. Wood K.C and Mr Brereton Barry for the said Jane O'Brien and Mr Martin Maguire K.C. and Mr J.A. McCarthy for the Attorney General and on reading the Notice of application for leave to appeal with the grounds thereon set forth the transcript of the shorthand writer's note taken at the trail and the documents returned to this Court by the officer of the Court of Trial the case was ordered to stand for Judgment and the same being called on for Judgment this day in the presence of the said Counsel respectively. The court doth finally determine the same and doth refuse the said application for leave to appeal and doth order and adjudge that the said Conviction and sentence do stand affirmed


And this Court doth further order and adjudge pursuant to section 6 of the Court of Justice Act1928that the said Judgment and sentence of death hereby affirmed by the Court be carried into execution upon Thursday the 28th day of July 1932 the said date so filed by this Court being substituted for the date mentioned in the said sentence pronounced by the Trial judge


And the Court doth order that the Costs and Expenses of the legal and assigned under order of this Court dated the 28th day of June 1932 he paid as part of the Costs of the state in or relating to this application


And Counsel on behalf of the said Jane O'Brien applying for a certificate under sec 29 of the Courts of justice Act 1914 "that the decision involves a "point of law of exceptional public importance and "that it is desirable in the public interest that an "appeal should be taken to the Supreme Court" the Court doth refuse the said application

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