Josh Dunne Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – A pathologist told the Central Criminal Court that schoolboy Josh Dunne, who was stabbed to death during a “stand-off” over a stolen bicycle, had two knife wounds to the chest, one of which pierced the main artery in the body.
According to rte.ie, when asked by defense counsel whether the two cuts in the 16-year-chest old’s might have been produced by “one sweep” of the knife, Assistant State Pathologist Dr Heidi Okkers responded it was possible but “extremely difficult.” George Gonzaga Bento, 36, a Brazilian national with an address in East Wall, Dublin 3, is accused of murdering Josh Dunne, 16, on January 26, 2021 at East Wall Road, East Wall.
Mr Bento is also charged with producing a utility knife in a manner likely to frighten another person during an argument or brawl. On the same date, the defendant is also accused of assaulting two other young males. He has entered a not guilty plea to all four allegations.
Mr Bento, a delivery cyclist, allegedly produced a knife during a “stand-off or altercation” with a man on a scooter who had stolen another delivery cyclist’s bike, according to the prosecution. Josh Dunne and other young people arrived on the scene and became involved in the fight.
Dr Okkers told prosecutor Garret Baker BL that she performed a post-mortem examination on Mr Dunne on January 27, 2021, and discovered that he had suffered two stab wounds to the chest.