A jury has heard a District Court judge was visibly upset, blanched and had to sit down when gardai informed her last July that she was to be charged with deception.
The prosecution has now finished calling evidence against former solicitor Heather Perrin of Lambay Court, Malahide in Dublin who denies deceiving pensioner Thomas Davis into leaving half his estate to her children on January 22nd 2009.
In interviews last year Miss Perrin put it to gardai that Thomas Davis niece might be behind the deception allegations unhappy that her share of the €1 million estate of her uncle was to be diluted.
Could not explain why
The solicitor who was appointed to the bench in 2009 denies tricking the pensioner and said he had asked her to change his will so that her children would share in his estate because he was unhappy with how his nieces were spending money.
When asked why Mr. Davis denied this she said she could not explain but he and his wife were in their 80s and may have forgotten.
The court has heard when gardai called out to Heather Perrin on July 13th last and informed her she was to be charged she was visibly upset, blanched and had to sit down.