North Kerry murder case adjourned to next month

A North Kerry farmer charged with murder has had his case adjourned to allow extra time for the preparation of a book of evidence.

62-year-old Michael Ferris of Rattoo, Ballyduff appeared before Tralee District Court earlier.

Michael Ferris is charged with the murder of 74-year-old tillage farmer Anthony O’Mahony of Ardoughter at Ballyduff on the April 4th last.

Mr O’Mahony was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was in collision with a teleporter.

Sergeant Miriam Mulhall-Nolan told Judge James O’Connor that the book of evidence in the case was almost ready.

High-profile Cork city solicitor Frank Buttimer, who is now representing Mr Ferris, said his client was consenting to being remanded in custody for four weeks.

Judge James O’Connor remanded Mr Ferris in custody with consent to bail and adjourned the case until July 19th to extend time for the book of evidence.

If the book is available to be served on that date Mr Ferris will be returned for trial at the Central Criminal Court.