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Saturday 25 February 2017

Three murder accused in custody over death of Pole

Tom Tuite

TWO men and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with the murder of a Polish national, who died after he was attacked on his way to work last October.

Lukasz Rzeszutko (27) was attacked at the Newtown Industrial Estate, in Coolock, north Dublin, in the early hours of October 2. He was found on a road at around 5am with head injuries and died two days later at Beaumont Hospital.

Martin Morgan (20), of Tonlegee Road, Raheny, Dublin; and Edward Byrne (20), of Coolock, Dublin, but who had an address at a YMCA hostel in Dublin 8, had been charged earlier with assault causing harm to Mr Rzeszutko.

However, at Dublin District Court yesterday the charges were upgraded to murder.

Judge McLoughlin remanded Mr Morgan and Mr Byrne in custody for one week. He agreed to grant them legal aid.

A few minutes later, at the Dublin Children's Court, in Smithfield, the 17-year-old co-accused appeared before Judge Clare Leonard.

The teenager was remanded in custody to appear again next week.

Judge Leonard also agreed to a request by defence solicitor Mathew Kenny for legal aid to be granted.

Irish Independent

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