A Kenyan woman has been charged with murdering a man before hacking off his penis and his eyelids and leaving them on the mantlepiece.
The victim, named locally as Limbani Mzoma, who also went by the name Robert, was found in a pool of his own blood at a house on a leafy estate in the Irish capital on Thursday.
He was found with his penis and eyelids removed inside a house on Dublin’s quiet Foxrock housing estate Tudor Lawns.
Grace Miano, 50, who lives at the address where he was found, was today charged with his murder.
She smiled and waved at reporters outside a special sitting of Dublin District Court this morning, reports The Sun.
Ms Miano, who is originally from Kenya, requested medical and psychiatric help and was granted legal aid. She complained of pain in her head and legs during her time in custody.
A source at the scene of the crime on Thursday told Dublin Live: ‘The scene is in a house where a number of non-nationals have been living.
‘There has been a lot of trouble at the property and gardai were called there on Thursday afternoon.’
‘They dealt with a public order incident and left when they were called back at 11.30pm they discovered the dead man dead.
‘The severed penis was found on top of the fireplace and they also chopped off his eye lids.’ The estate where the horror happened is a leafy estate of expensive mock tudor houses – there is a large, well kept green area, and a private parking attendant.
It is near the Leapordstown Racecourse and is a well known affluent area – senior gardai including Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy attended the scene.
Tudor Lawn residents were in deep shock yesterday and were too afraid to give their names when they spoke to Dublin Live.
One elderly woman, living a few doors from the scene, said that there had been a lot of trouble at the house. Garda released a statement yesterday and appealed for witnesses.
A spokesman said: ‘Gardaí investigating the circumstances of the discovery of the body of a man in a house at Tudor Lawns, Foxrock have made an arrest.
‘A woman (40s) has been arrested in relation to this investigation and is currently detained at Dun Laoghaire under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.’