Brother and sister are charged in conection with murder of Tralee woman

A brother and sister have been remanded in custody after appearing in court in Belfast today charged in connection with the death of Tralee woman Roseanna Lonergan. The body of 41-year-old Ms Lonergan was discovered by police at her home in North Belfast on Monday morning. 48 year old Joseph Doherty, with an address at Strathroy Park in Belfast was charged at Belfast Magistrates Court today with the murder of his partner, Roseanna Lonergan.His sister, 41 year old Mary Doherty, from the same address, was charged with withholding information about the murder. A Detective Inspector told the court that when he charged Mr Doherty last night he replied “I am very sorry for what I have done”. He said when he charged Ms Doherty she made no reply. Both accused were remanded in custody until February 9th to reappear at the same court by video link. Ms Lonergan was originally from the Kevin Barry’s Villas area of Tralee but had been living in Northern Ireland for the last ten to 15 years.