Woman admits robbing homeless man in Dublin shortly after witnessing her boyfriend's murder

Yasmin Stephens had been charged with murder, but the DPP dropped the charge this week

Woman admits robbing homeless man in Dublin shortly after witnessing her boyfriend's murder

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Updated: 18.00

A 23-year-old mother-of-one will be sentenced in June for robbing a homeless man, just hours after seeing her boyfriend being shot dead.

Yasmin Stephens, from Glasnevin in Dublin, was initially charged with murder but the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) dropped the charge this week.

Kieran Farrell was shot dead in October 2014 by a man called Sean Ducque, who is now serving a life sentence for his murder.

Mr Farrell's girlfriend, Yasmin Stephens, was with him at the time.

Afterwards she and Ducque went to an alcove on a lane just off Talbot Street in Dublin's north inner-city.

CCTV footage showed Yasmin walking over to another alcove where a homeless man was sleeping.

She went through his belongings before going to get Ducque, who beat the man while she stole €520 from him - as well as his phone and wrist watch.

The court heard she was addicted to heroin at the time.

She was initially charged with her boyfriend's murder and she was supposed to stand trial this week, but the DPP dropped the charge.

The young mother-of-one told gardaí she was afraid of Ducque and thought he was a "psychopath".

Her sentence hearing has been put back until June to allow for a probation report to be prepared.