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Forensic tests key to finding mum's killer

Published 13/04/2010 | 05:00

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of a mother-of-three expect major developments in the case once forensic test results are available in the next fortnight.

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Catherine 'Cathy' Smart was found bludgeoned to death in the kitchen of her home at Bailick Court, Midleton, Co Cork, on Easter Sunday morning.

The 57-year-old was struck from behind on the skull with a hurley and the fatal assault is believed to have occurred between 5am and 9.45am on April 4.

Gardai arrested and questioned a man in his late 40s but later released him without charge. The man was known to Mrs Smart.

Gardai are now awaiting the results of DNA, fingerprint and fibre-analysis tests.

Mrs Smart was buried last Friday. She would have celebrated her 58th birthday tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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