Man extradited from France to face publican charge remanded
A ROMANIAN man who was extradited back to Ireland to face a manslaughter charge has been remanded in custody until next month.
Marian Lingurar (37), will be tried for the manslaughter of Galway teacher and part-time publican John Kenny.
Mr Lingurar, who is originally from Romania but with an address at Orchard Court, Blackpool, Cork, and a minor who cannot be named for legal reasons, were due to appear in court for the hearing.
Galway Circuit Criminal Court yesterday heard that Mr Lingurar was due to face trial last summer but he and his co-accused failed to appear and bench warrants were issued for their arrest.
Mr Lingurar was detained in Marseilles in France this week where he consented to be extradited back to Ireland.
Throughout the brief hearing Mr Lingurar was assisted by a Romanian interpreter.
A large crowd of Mr Kenny's friends and family attended court for the brief hearing including his wife Kathleen and daughter Gillian.
Judge Rory McCabe remanded the accused in custody until July 8.