Woman to stand trial after elderly couple terrorised and robbed

January 18, 2021

A woman is to stand trial following an incident in which an elderly couple were terrorised and robbed in their Co Donegal home. 

Krystyna Gasperowicz (34) will stand trial at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court which begins on January 26th next.

She is charged with two counts of assault, criminal damage and burglary at Ballinascadden, Coolboy, Letterkenny, on June 14, 2020.

Gasperowicz, of Ard Glas, Long Lane, Letterkenny, faces two further charges of producing an article, namely a cup and a radio, during the course of a dispute and two incidents of criminal damage at another property at Coolboy.

Detective Garda Darren Carter told Letterkenny District Court that he served a book of evidence on Polish national Gasperowicz.

Sergeant Jim Collins confirmed to Letterkenny District Court that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has directed trial by indictment on a total of eight charges.

An elderly couple were assaulted when household items were thrown at them with both being struck on the head.

Two Nokia mobile phones were damaged in the incident with a quantity of cash and other items stolen.

The elderly couple required hospital treatment.

Solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked for the same bail conditions to be applied before Gasperowicz stands trial.

Gasperowicz has surrendered her passport, has to sign on three times at Letterkenny Garda Station and has to stay out of the Milford Garda District.