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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Man (22) in court over fatal golf-club attack

Tom Brady Security Editor

Published 20/03/2014|02:30

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Evidence: Gardai examine the scene where Jay Saunders died

A man will appear in court today on charges connected to the fatal attack on 21-year-old Jay Saunders, who was beaten to death with a golf club.

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Gardai arrested the 22-year-old suspect in the Dublin suburb of Cabra shortly after Mr Saunders was pronounced dead at the Mater hospital on Tuesday morning.

He was taken to Finglas garda station where gardai continued to question him throughout yesterday about the incident. The suspect will be taken before the district court in Dublin this morning.

Mr Saunders was savagely assaulted after a row over alcohol following a St Patrick's Day celebration. The incident began in a flat at Fassaugh Avenue in Cabra, not far from Mr Saunders' home, and then spilled outside on to the street.

Mr Saunders was struck several times in the head, face and upper body with a golf club and then collapsed to the ground near a pub. The victim, who celebrated his 21st birthday last month, was still alive when he was found by passers-by shortly after 7.30am.

He was rushed to the Mater Hospital by the emergency services but pronounced dead an hour later. Gardai later recovered a golf club during a search and it was subjected to a forensic examination by members of the technical bureau.

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