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Kerry teenager charged with stabbing man several times

Nov 3, 2021 08:11 By radiokerrynews
Kerry teenager charged with stabbing man several times Kerry teenager charged with stabbing man several times
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A teenager who is accused of stabbing a man several times in Killarney has been remanded to Oberstown Detention Centre.

He is due to appear via video link in Tralee District Court later today.

The 17-year-old appeared before Killarney District Court yesterday charged with assaulting a man causing him harm on October 29th last. Detective Garda Ian Kelly said the teenager made no reply when charged on Monday.

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The court heard it is alleged the man suffered several stab wounds to his back and ear, a punctured lung and perforation to one kidney. The boy's solicitor, John Galvin, said no application was being made for bail; an application for legal aid was granted.

Judge David Waters remanded the teen in custody to the Oberstown Children Detention Centre in Dublin. The judge said he needed to get a firm idea of the nature of the harm caused and asked Gardaí for a preliminary report to be prepared.

The boy is due to appear via video link in Tralee District Court today when Judge Waters may make a decision on jurisdiction on hearing the case.

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