102 - The murder of Colleen Mulder

Nov 30, 2021, 05:12 PM

In 2004, 41 year old mother of 6, Colleen Mulder was found dead in her bed. Quickly, her husband Anton was arrested. Was Anton being abused? Or was he suffering from a mental disorder? 

It would take 4 years of court proceedings to decide. 

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Sources:

DPP v Mulder   [2007] IECCA 63
DPP v Mulder [2009] IECCA 45
“Man charged after wife's death” in The Irish Independent    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-charged-after-wifes-death-26227785.html   (19 December 2004)
Marie O'Halloran, “Husband accused of assault after wife's death” in The Irish Times (20 December 2004) p. 4.
“Husband charged over wife's death” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/husband-charged-over-wifes-death-25889477.html  (20 December 2004)
“News in Brief: Husband charged with murder” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news-in-brief-25997820.html   (2 February 2005)
“Man remanded in custody over wife's murder” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-remanded-in-custody-over-wife-s-murder-1.1173715 (2 February 2005)
“News in Brief” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news-in-brief-25998012.html   (3 February 2005)
“Man sent to cells for outburst”  in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-sent-to-cells-for-outburst-26382683.html  (2 May 2006)
“Victim's brother sent to cells after outburst in murder trial” in The Irish Times   (3 May 2006) p. 4.
“Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of wife” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-pleads-guilty-to-manslaughter-of-wife-1.781260 (2 May 2006)
Aodhan O'Faolain, “Man accused of killing wife 'had troubled marriage'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-accused-of-killing-wife-had-troubled-marriage-26382853.html  (4 May 2006)
“Murder trial told of man's marital troubles” in The Irish Times    (4 May 2006) p. 4.


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