Tralee man is charged in connection with sisters manslaughter

A 25 year old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court in Tralee charged in connection with the death of his sister. Robert O`Brien is facing a manslaughter charge following the death of Elizabeth McCarthy whose body was found at Kearney`s bridge in Ballyard last Wednesday. Wearing jeans, a blue shirt and white sneakers Robert O`Brien entered court in Tralee this morning surrounded by a number of GardaiThe 25 year old father of 3 was visibly upset and cried openly as he waited for his case to be heard. In court were several members of his family. Robert O`Brien with an address at Bay 3 The Halting Site, Dingle Road, Tralee is charged with the manslaughter of his sister Elizabeth McCarthy. Solicitor for the accused Pat Mann applied for bail but the state objected on the grounds of the seriousness of the charges. Inspector James O`Connor said Robert O`Brien had left the Tralee area after the death of his sister and when arrested had given the gardai a false name and address.Robert O`Brien himself was sworn in and he admitted leaving the area but said he had planned on coming back. He said he was prepared to abide by all of the bail regulations. However Judge Humphrey Kelleher refused bail and remanded the accused in custody to cork prison, to appear before Cork District Court on the 20th of October