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Dublin GP accused of killing son too sick to attend court

By Andrew Phelan

A doctor charged with murdering her three-year-old son at their home has been further remanded in custody after she was too ill to attend court.

Maha Al-Adheem (42) was due to appear in Dublin District Court yesterday, but Judge Alan Mitchell adjourned the case in her absence due to illness.

It was the fourth time her case was before the court since she was arrested last month and charged over the death of her son Omar Omran, who was found stabbed at their Dublin apartment.

Ms Al-Adheem, a qualified GP from Iraq, is charged with murdering her son at their home at Riverside Apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage, on July 10.

Judge Mitchell was given a note about the accused and showed it to Det Sgt Brendan O'Halloran, of Sundrive Road Garda station.

Defence solicitor Richard Young confirmed Ms Al Adheem was in custody. He said there was consent to an adjournment.

Judge Mitchell put the case back for four weeks.

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