No decision on transfer of man convicted of Sharon Coughlan murder

The Department of Justice has said “no decision has been made as yet” on the potential transfer of the man convicted of the murder of Longford woman Sharon Coughlan to a prison in his native country.

The Department of Justice has said “no decision has been made as yet” on the potential transfer of the man convicted of the murder of Longford woman Sharon Coughlan to a prison in his native country.

In May this year, it emerged David Brozovsky, who was convicted of the rape and murder of Sharon Coughlan in 2007, had applied to serve out the remainder of his life sentence in the country of his birth, Czech Republic.

While Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said it was usual that people convicted of serious crimes in Ireland could be returned to their country of origin to complete their prison sentence, he deferred the decision after learning of the Coughlan family’s concern. At the time, the minister said a decision would be made “in due course.”

The Leader understands the family have yet to hear from the Department on the issue.