Man charged in killing of fellow Latvian

A 33-year-old man from Latvia is being held in the stabbing death of another Latvian, according to Irish media reports.

The man, identified as Sergy Strautinsh, is to appear Dec. 30 in Dublin District Court. He is charged with assaulting Alexander Timofeyev in the North Dublin home they apparently shared.

Timofeyev died of his wounds Dec. 21 after being taken to Mater Hospital, according to The Irish Examiner newspaper.

Another Eastern European man involved in the incident—apparently a disagreement about rent payments—was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

Strautinsh first appeared in court on Dec. 23, according to Radio Telefis Eireann. An interpreter is to be appointed to help him and he is to receive free legal aid, the court said.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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