Celebrity aptness instructor in justice on attack charges

Tom Tuite

Published 31/03/2016 | 02:30

Emma Murphy watched record from a open gallery. Photo: Ernie Leslie Emma Murphy watched record from a open gallery. Photo: Ernie Leslie Francis Xavier Usanga. Photo: Ernie Leslie

A TV aptness instructor has seemed in justice on charges of assaulting his indication ex-girlfriend.

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Former ‘Today’ uncover aptness consultant Francis Xavier Usanga (29), of Lanesboro, Finglas in north Dublin, is indicted of attack causing mistreat to Emma Murphy during FX Fitness in Santry on Jul 3 last.

The assign is underneath Section Three of a Non-Fatal Offences Against a Person Act.

He seemed before Judge Patricia McNamara during Dublin District Court yesterday dressed in a grey pinstripe blazer and dim blue jeans.

Mother-of-two Ms Murphy (26), a indication and aptness blogger, watched a record from a open gallery.

Defence barrister Daniel Hanahoe pronounced it was a case’s initial inventory in court.

Judge McNamara remarkable a assign and that a counterclaim were seeking for an sequence for avowal of evidence. Det Sergeant Michael Mulligan told Judge McNamara that a DPP has destined outline disposal.

This means a box could be dealt with during district justice turn and not sent brazen to a circuit court, that has worse sentencing powers.

However, a final statute on a hearing venue has to be made.

Judge McNamara asked if a counterclaim wanted a office emanate to be decided. However, Mr Hanahoe asked for that not to be finished during this stage.

He was postulated an demurral until May 5 subsequent to concede gardai time to yield avowal of evidence.

Mr Usanga, who was accompanied to justice by his mother, has not nonetheless entered a defence to a charge.

An outline of a contribution might be listened on a subsequent date, when a decider will confirm on a hearing venue issue.

‘Red Rock’

The aptness consultant did not residence a justice though nodded to his barrister when a decider announced his subsequent justice date.

Nigerian-born Mr Usanga before seemed in TV3′s ‘Red Rock’ array and has also seemed as a aptness tutor on RTE’s renouned ‘Today’ show, that is presented by Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane, on a array of occasions.

A former ‘BScene’ group model, he also seemed in Jennifer Maguire’s dating array ‘One Night Stand’ in 2010.

He before worked during FX Fitness in Santry.

Yesterday, Judge McNamara postulated him giveaway authorised assist after she was furnished with a matter of his means and remarkable he is now unemployed.

Irish Independent

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