"A trial has collapsed after the court heard a taped a conversation in which gardaí told the accused his wife would be arrested and his child would go into care if he did not accept responsibility for possessing firearms and silencers."
"Mr Valteris, of Park Vale, Grange Rath, Drogheda, Co Meath, had pleaded not guilty to the unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol at Balmoral Industrial Estate in Navan, Co Meath on June 10th, 2013. He was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court."
"The gardaí were heard asking Mr Valteris: “Have we a deal or no deal... If we don’t [have a deal] I’m going to have to arrest your partner”.
Were the Gardai setting this guy up, threatening him and his family, or (Im playing devils advocate here) just stating the facts that if Mr Valteris didn't admit ownership of the weapon then suspicion logically fell on his wife?
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