Inspector Martina Noonan applied to the court for a six month adjournment of proceedings to allow for garda inquiries to continue.
The boy’s mother was visited by Gardai at her home in Navan on the morning of the accident, she said in her deposition.
“I was woken in the house by Gardai around 10.30am. The Gardai informed me that my son had been in a road traffic accident and he had been taken to hospital,” Luciana Caputo said in her statement. Elrich was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital and later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Mrs Caputo followed her son to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and stayed with him until his death a week later.
“I stayed by his side for seven days,” Mrs Caputo said. Elrich was pronounced dead in hospital at 3.15pm on October 23.
Source: Irish Examiner