“Supreme Court refuses to hear Marta Herda’s appeal over pier murder conviction” – breakingnews.ie

Supreme Court refuses to hear Marta Herda’s appeal over pier murder conviction

Supreme Court refuses to hear Marta Herda’s appeal over pier murder conviction

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a Polish woman against her conviction for the murder of a man who drowned after she drove her car through a barrier into a deep harbour in Co Wicklow.

Source: www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-marta-herdas-appeal-over-pier-murder-conviction-846269.html

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First meeting of Martha with the new attorney

On Saturday, May 26, new attorney of Martha – Frank Gearty – had visited her in prison.
It was the first meeting of new attorney with Martha.
The meeting lasted for two hours.
Martha was very pleased with the meeting.
As for actions in Ireland, Martha has a reasonable attitude.
She trusts the new attorney, that he will do everything possible to do in Ireland.

Frank Gearty is taking over of Martha’s case in a difficult moment.
On May 21, the Supreme Court made an unfavorable decision.

Is there any chance for fixing those unfair decisions?
Wasn’t the change too late?

The attorney gets acquainted with the case.
Maybe not everything is lost yet…

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Martha is in new cell

Since Thursday, May 24, Martha is in a new cell.
Of course she’s glad about this.
Everything new, whole renovated building wing, and only 10 inmates.
We have already described the equipment of the new cell.
During the moving, it appeared that Martha gathered a few of her things.
New cell is also probably smaller.
Not everything can fit in.
Martha gave a lot of her things to the reception to take away.
On Friday, Martha’s friends, took them away after visit.
It fitted in one passenger car, although it was heavily loaded.

It is better to live in worse conditions, but on FREEDOM
Than to stay in better conditions, but in PRISON…

But since Martha is sentenced to stay in prison for some time yet, we’re glad, that material conditions of her existence there improved…
…to sweeten it?…
…Whatever it is, we’re  happy with Martha…

It doesn’t change the fact, that she still stays in the place, she shouldn’t be (in purely human opinion) –
…shouldn’t be… ANYMORE…

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Martha’s phonce call with wishes for her mum`

Yesterday, on May 26, Martha called her mum, to give her wishes on Mother’s Day.
She ensured her mum, that she loves her very very much.
She wished her mum to be healthy and strong.
Martha also promised, that for mum she also will be strong.

Martha had a grudge against her mother, that she lies to her.
Mum, for the 6 minutes of phone call with Martha is happy and smiling.
And then she cries and she is devastated.
(We don’t know if it is someone from the family or friends who accidentally let that slip. Or maybe Martha guessed it by herself, that mum had broke down after unfavorable decision of the Supreme Court).
Both Martha and her mum should be strong…
…As much as it is possible…
…not everything is lost yet…

Martha thinks about her mum all the time…
…not only on holidays…

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Martha’s emotional talk with mum

On Wednesday, May 23, for the first time from the disastrous Monday, Martha talked by the phone with her mum.
Earlier, because of important events happening, Martha had to talk with other people from the family, including her sister.
Mum helps as much as she can.
And even much beyond her capabilities…
Mostly she tries to support Martha’s psyche…
This is what Martha needs the most.
But mum is also aware of enormous financial needs.
She’s after talks to take another loan to save her daughter…
TRUE MOTHER…

The talk of mother and daughter was very emotional.
Both fell in tears.
Martha said:
“Someday everyone will know the truth?”
and
“We will meet in a better age…”

SOMEDAY…
TRUTH..
BETTER AGE..

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Expected, disgraceful decision? – Irish Supreme Court doesn’t want to take up the case of Polish woman – Martha Herda

On Monday, May 21, 2018, a disgraceful, unfavorable decision was made.
Supreme Court in Ireland decided that it doesn’t want to take up Martha’s case.
In the afternoon, the same day, the family informed Martha about this.
They wanted to tell this to Martha themselves.
Although they had only 6 minutes of phone call for this.
On this day Martha was happy and excited.
She looked at the new cell, in which she will live.
Especially on this day Martha called the family earlier.
She was passing on good news.
The second phone call that day – was the family, passing on the information… completely differen…
Martha broke down…
“There is no more hope for me…”

Earlier the family couldn’t handle the knowledge themselves…
In their naivety everyone was a little bit counting for a minimum of honesty in Ireland…
The effort of so many kind people, internet sites, so many meetings, letters to the Court, actions of Polish Embassy, Polish ministries, and…
NOTHING.

The Supreme Court doesn’t want to take Martha’s case.
Why?
We don’t know the details yet.

Martha received a paper copy of the decision of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
On Monday evening, as of now former attorney of Martha – Thomas Honan – sent her the decision by post.
(He sent it by post, although he knew, that Dochas Centre prison doesn’t respect the European Prison Rules, and opens the correspondence from the attorney).
The decision is written in English and Martha doesn’t understand it’s content.

Could such decision be expected?
Probably yes.
“The atmosphere” unfavorable for Martha.
The judgement issued earlier by the media.
Promotions and financial bonuses for the prosecutors.
So many meaningful and important people had set up against Martha.
Why change it?
Why undermine the decision of colleagues?
For a poor Polish woman?…

Doesn’t matter, that the world is laughing…
The charge of premeditated murder?
For a driver of a car falling into the water?
No logic, no thinking…
It seems you can survive it…
Maybe it’s easier to survive the giggles of thinking world, than to admit a mistake…
It doesn’t matter, that a poor Polish girl is suffering…
Maybe she deserved it…

Martha naively expected a JUSTICE from the court.
She went to the court for JUSTICE.
The prosecution came to the court for a VERDICT.
Verdict had to be most severe for Martha.
So it will guarantee points in the effectiveness ranking, fame, promotions, money…
And that it was at the expense of a poor young girl…

Is it time that Europe will get to know the judicial system in Ireland more?
Is it time that Europe too look at the paths, with which the “thought” (the word “thought” is a great misuse here, “nonthought” fits better) of Irish prosecutors, judges, GARDA, traveled before it came out to the light in a form of such ridiculous accusation?
And such a disgraceful verdict could be repaired in an “own” backyard…
Without international shame…

Maybe there is still a chance for that…
But how many chances can be given to the Ireland?…
How long one can have good intentions, and wait until someone comes to senses…
…apologizes, fixes…

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