Two women charged with setting fire to houses belonging to John Brown, the brother of singer Dana are to have psychological reports carried out on them.

Letterkenny court.

Letterkenny court.

The two women, from Newtowncunningham, had their cases mentioned at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.

The first woman, Donna Kildea, 29, is charged with arson at Colehill, Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.

The other woman, Stacey Doran, who is 29, faced two charges.

Ms Doran, of Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, is accused of arson at a property on Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 15, 2011, the property of John Brown.

She is also charged with arson at Colehill Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011, also the property of Mr Brown.

Both barristers representing the women, Ms Grainne McMorrow and Mr John McLaughlin, asked for psychological assessments for their clients.

Judge John O’Hagan remanded both women to appear again at Letterkenny Circuit Court again on December 9th.

Mr Brown did not appear in court for the case today.

At a previous hearing at the District Court Ms Kildea’s solicitor Ciaran O’Gorman applied for legal aid for counsel.

He said that “these offences can attract a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years and in this case we are talking about damage caused of between €120,000 and €150,000.”





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