Barbie Kardashian death threat trial adjourned

The Limerick Court Complex in Mulgrave Street

A TRANSGENDER woman accused of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to two women last year was remanded in continuing custody for trial.

Barbie Kardashian (22), of no fixed abode, appeared for trial before Limerick Circuit Criminal Court on Monday (April 8), however it was heard the trial was not immediately ready to proceed.

Ms Kardashian is accused of making threats to kill or cause serious harm, on four separate occasions across 2023, contrary to Section 5 of the 1997 Non-Fatal Offences Against the State Act.

Ms Kardashian is alleged to have made threats to kill Tegan McGhee on February 25, 2023, with the intent that Ms McGhee would believe the threat against her would be carried out.

Ms Kardashian also allegedly threatened to kill another woman, Roisin Linnane, on three dates, including April 25, June 9, and June 11, 2023.

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She appeared appeared before Judge Dermot Sheehan at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court dressed in a pink t-shirt, grey tracksuit pants, and black shoes.

Ms Kardashian’s barrister, senior counsel Andrew Sexton, informed the court there were “difficulties” in respect of “personnel” involved in the case.

Mr Sexton added that Kardashian, who did not speak during the brief hearing, was “anxious to proceed” with the trial.

Barrister for the State, John O’Sullivan BL, said told the court that hoped the trial would proceed later this month.

“I hope we don’t have any further difficulties, I am reserving my position with regard to witnesses,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

Judge Sheehan remanded Ms Kardashian in continuing custody for trial on April 29.