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Third man charged with Kerry graveyard murder while teen also appears before court

Nov 16, 2022 13:11 By radiokerrynews
Third man charged with Kerry graveyard murder while teen also appears before court Third man charged with Kerry graveyard murder while teen also appears before court
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A third man has been charged with the murder of a Killarney man at Rath Cemetery in Tralee.

43-year-old Thomas Dooley of Hazelwood Drive, Ballyspillane, Killarney, was fatally stabbed on October 5th.

A man aged in his 20s and a teenage boy were arrested at Dublin Port in the early hours of yesterday morning in connection with the investigation.

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They were charged and appeared before Tralee District Court today.

20-year-old Thomas Dooley of Bay 10, Carrigohane Straight, Cork City, appeared in Tralee District Court this morning, charged with the murder of his namesake at Rath Cemetery in Tralee on October 5th.

He’s also been charged with assault causing serious harm to the dead man’s wife, Siobhán Dooley.

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Arresting garda, Detective Sergeant Ernie Henderson said the accused Thomas Dooley replied “No comment” when charged.

He’s been remanded in custody to appear at Tralee District Court next Wednesday.

It brings to three the number of people who’ve been charged with Thomas Dooley’s murder – the other men, a brother and cousin of the deceased, remain in custody pending further court sittings.

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The teenage boy arrested yesterday appeared before Tralee District Court this afternoon.

The 17-year-old, who can’t be identified because he’s a juvenile, is charged with possession of an improvised weapon with a sharp blade intended to cause injury or incapacitate a person on October 5th at Rath Cemetery, the location of the fatal assault.

Despite objections from the State, the 17-year-old was granted bail subject to strict bail conditions and an independent surety of €5,000.

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He must reside at his home address, sign on twice daily at his local garda station, surrender travel documents, adhere to a curfew, and have no direct or indirect contact with witnesses.

He’s to reappear at Tralee District Court next Wednesday.

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