Tuesday 17 January 2017

Man (50s) arrested over murder of Kenneth O'Brien continues to be questioned

Published 11/02/2016 | 13:02

Victim Kenneth O’Brien
Victim Kenneth O’Brien

Gardai have been granted more time to question a man arrested in connection with the murder of Kenneth O'Brien.

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Mr O'Brien (33) - originally from Ballyfermot in Dublin - was fatally shot once in the head and his body dismembered.

His torso was placed in a suitcase and dumped in the Grand Canal at Ardclough in Co Kildare.

Two men, one in his 30s and one in his 50s, were arrested on February 6 in connection with the murder investigation.

The older man remains in custody and gardai are continuing to question him.

The  younger man was released without charge this morning and a file will now be prepared for the information of The Director of Public Prosecutions.

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