Rape trial hears man threatened to kill his wife in phone call

The woman's father said he heard her husband shouting down the phone

Rape trial hears man threatened to kill his wife in phone call

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The parents of a woman who claims she was raped by her husband have told his trial he threatened to kill her during a phone call in May 2014.

Her father also said he thought he was going to hit her when he called to their home to try and talk to her a few weeks beforehand.

The woman's mother said her daughter called over to the family home in Dublin on May 26th 2014 - the day after the alleged rape.

She told the court the accused called their landline and was ranting and raving down the phone, before she heard him threatening to kill her.

The woman's father said he also heard him shouting down the phone at her before finishing the call by saying "you're dead."

Her sister also took the stand this afternoon.

They were on holiday in Spain in 2014 when she claims he rang to tell them he knew where they had been during the day. She said it scared them both.

The woman, whose identity is protected, claims her husband refused to accept their marriage was over and forced her to have sex with him.

She also claims he head butted her during an argument on their son's birthday, and threatened to kill her or cause her serious harm.

The man admits hitting her with a hammer in August 2014, but denies all other charges.