Contact

Court News : Stole dead man's wallet in Derry

A 23-year-old Romanian national has pleaded guilty at Derry Crown Court to robbing a man of his wallet almost five years ago, just hours before the victim's body was found between the city walls and the Millennium Forum.

derrycourthouse2

A 23-year-old Romanian national has pleaded guilty at Derry Crown Court to robbing a man of his wallet almost five years ago, just hours before the victim's body was found between the city walls and the Millennium Forum.

At his arraignment before Judge Philip Babington, Costica Munteanu, from Woodvale Road in Belfast, pleaded guilty to robbing Conall Kerrigan of his wallet on August 23, 2015.

Mr Kerrigan, 25, who was from Claudy, had returned home from England and had hoped to set up his own plumbing business.

He was in Derry celebrating with his friends and when he failed to return home his body was found the next morning following a search of the city centre.

Earlier this month another Romanian national, Adrian Vasile Aitoneanu, was jailed for eighteen months after he pleaded guilty to stealing Mr Kerrigan's wallet and its contents. Judge Babington remanded Munteanu in continuing custody and said he would sentence the defendant on March 26.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email editor@derrynews.net or editor@derrypost.com at any time.


Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.