Twenty-two-year-old former murder accused Nicholas Hercules was on Tuesday freed by Justice Sandhil Kissoon at the High Court after a no-case submission was upheld.This was a turn of events since the defendant was set to have the trial evidence surmised by the Judge before the matter was put to the jury for deliberation.Hercules, of Princes Street, Georgetown, was before the court charged for the murder of his relative, Carlos Solomon. The accused reportedly murdered him onNicholas HerculesApril 1, 2015, during a heated argument.It was previously reported that the two men were arguing when matters escalated which prompted Hercules to whip out a knife, allegedly stabbing Solomon in the region of his heart. It was later revealed that Solomon had first stabbed Hercules to his knee.It was reported that that Solomon was stabbed after he accused Hercules of setting up several males to beat him.At Tuesday’s hearing, Justice Kissoon directed that he (Hercules) be found not guilty after reviewing the case evidence. As such, the jury formally returned a not guilty verdict.Lawyers for the defence and prosecution had sometime prior presented closing addresses and Tuesday’s proceeding was for summing up and jury deliberation.The accused was represented by Hewley Griffith and Compton Richardson while the State was represented by Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt.
Pictured at the launch of the Donegal County Council Public Wi-Fi Service from L-R Sean Dunnion, Brian Boyle, Chief Executive Seamus Neely, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Daragh McDonough, Eileen Burgess and Garry Martin.The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, formally launched the Councils new Public Wi-Fi network.The Donegal County Council Public Wi-Fi network is now available in all the public areas of the 25 public buildings listed below.Lifford HQ; Letterkenny PSC; Donegal PSC; Milford PSC; An Clochán Liath ISP; Carndonagh PSC and Local Enterprise Office Letterkenny, Central Library, Letterkenny; Buncrana; Milford; Carndonagh; Moville; Raphoe; Lifford; An Clochán Liath; Gaoth Dobhair; Donegal Town; Ballyshannon; Bundoran and Ballybofey Libraries, Regional Training Centre Stranorlar; Waterworld Bundoran; Council office Buncrana; County Museum & Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny. This network will allow visitors to the above locations to connect to Wi-Fi services during opening hours. This will facilitate access to online e-services, general browsing and a better user experience at the public buildings.The public can log on to WiFi in the Libraries by using their Library card credentials. Access to the WiFi in the other buildings is via an access code which is valid for 1 month. To generate the access code you must supply your mobile number and the code will be sent to your phone via a SMS message.Speaking at the launch Cllr. Brogan said that “I am delighted to be formally launching this new public Wi-Fi service which will facilitate both residents of and visitors to Donegal. The growth in the use of mobile technology means that this type of service is needed by people visiting our buildings”. Brian Boyle, Head of Information Systems said “This is being rolled out as part of the Donegal Digital Action Plan which has been developed as an inter-agency plan to promote the use of digital technologies in Donegal. By providing free public Wi-Fi services we will be enabling the public to access online services and information that will allow for a better user experience at our buildings.”Connecting to the Wi-Fi at the County Libraries will facilitate greater access to research materials, online reading resources and e-library services.Donegal County Council partnered with SORD Data Systems on the installation of the Wi-Fi network.As always, the Council advises considered use of the internet and asks the public to be aware of fraudulent websites and the possibility of viruses and other malware. It is important to protect your digital identity and frequently change passwords to have a safe online experience.FREE COUNCIL WI-FI SERVICE LAUNCHED was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal County Councilwi-fi read more