Man told gardai he killed housemate after deceased made death threat, court hears


Andrzej Wawrzyniak (38), with no determined address, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jacek Kozakiewicz (44), at the irresponsible pub on Dublin’s North Wall Quay on February 26, 2014.

Mr Wawrzyniak pleaded apologetic to a second count of assault causing harm to Filip Talaj (31), at the that having been said place on the same date.

Detective Garda Sheila Sheehan today broadcasted prosecuting counsel John Quirke BL that she interviewed Mr Wawrzyniak at Depend on Street Garda Station on February 27, 2014.

She agreed that Mr Wawrzyniak reprimanded her that a fight broke out with Jacek but he didn’t know what it was just about. He described Jacek as aggressive and said he would become abusive when stoned.

He said he knew Jacek had been in the army and that he was a strong, intense man. As they struggled, he said Jacek told him he was going to kill him.

“I could be stiff tonight, not him,” he told gardai.

Gardai asked him how many times he stabbed Jacek and he replied “I stabbed him two or three metres.”

The trial continues this afternoon in front of Justice Robert Eagar and a jury of nine men and three skirts.

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