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Man charged with murder of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara (16) in Tallaght

Independent.ie reporters

Published 21/02/2012 | 16:04

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara (16) in Tallaght earlier this month.

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Ms McCarthy-McNamara was shot in the head while sitting in a car on Brookview Way on February 8 and she died a short time later in hospital.

Gardaí believe she was not the intended target of the attack.

The man was charged at Tallaght Garda Station with her murder.

He was also charged with ossession of a firearm.

He was one of two people arrested in connection with the murder.

The second person - a 17-year-old - is also due before Tallaght District Court on outstanding warrants.

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