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Sunday 20 April 2014

Mother faces trial over son's murder

A MOTHER who is charged with the murder of her only son at their home has been sent forward to the Central Criminal Court for trial.

Diane Ward (42), of Harrison's Place, Charleville, Co Cork, is accused of murdering her son Anthony (8) on September 3 last.

Limerick District Court has heard that Ms Ward agreed to have the Book of Evidence in her case served on her solicitor, Paul Cagney, by Supt Pat McCarthy of Mallow garda station.

Ms Ward appeared before the court via video link.

Supt McCarthy said the DPP consented for the accused to be sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

Ms Ward's solicitor told the court that legal aid would be needed for one senior counsel and a junior counsel.

Ms Ward was remanded in custody to appear before the present sittings of the Central Criminal Court.

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