Case of man charged with South Kerry murder forwarded to the Central Criminal Court

The case of a man charged with murder in South Kerry has been forwarded to the Central Criminal Court.

Blake Sweeney of 31 Fertha Drive, Cahersiveen is facing a murder charge, following an incident in the town in which a 33-year-old man received fatal stab wounds.

Robert Elston, originally from Lisselton, was stabbed to death after a fight broke out in Fertha Drive in the early hours of May 23rd.

Mr Sweeney was subsequently arrested and charged with his murder.

Yesterday in Tralee District Court, Judge David Waters forwarded Mr Sweeney to face the murder charge in the Central Criminal Court.

He also granted a legal aid certificate for junior and senior counsel.

Solicitor Padraig O’Connell, who had previously criticised the length of time it was taking to produce the book of evidence, says Mr Sweeney will also appeal the High Court’s refusal of a bail application.