Friday 22 September 2017

Murder charge over homeless man's body found in chute

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A YOUNG man has been charged with the murder of a homeless man whose battered body was discovered in a rubbish disposal chute.

David O'Loughlin (27), was charged with the murder of Liam Manley (58), on May 12 last in a Cork city centre apartment complex.

O'Loughlin had been previously charged with assault causing harm to Mr Manley but that charge has now been withdrawn and replaced.

Mr Manley had been homeless in Cork for over 25 years.

Originally from Gurranabraher, he was found dead by a maintenance worker at the complex on Bachelor's Quay.

The body was discovered when maintenance staff were investigating why a rubbish chute was blocked.

At Cork District Court Judge Leo Malone was told that O'Loughlin, of Garden City Apartments-North Gate House, Cork, made no reply when charged.

Defence counsel, Frank Buttimer, asked when gardai would be ready to serve documentation in relation to the murder charge.

O'Loughlin was remanded to appear again on November 21.

Irish Independent

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