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Thursday 17 April 2014

Date set for murder trial

A WEST Limerick man charged with the murder of two women and two small children in Newcastle West over two years ago will go on trial next June.

John Geary (32) of Meadow Court, Newcastle West, is charged with killing his former partner, Sarah Hines ( 25), their five-month-old daughter Amy Hines, her three year old brother Reece Hines and family friend, 20year-old friend Alicia Brough on November 15, 2010.

All four were found stabbed to death at a house in Hazelgrove, Gortboy, Newcastle West.

Mr Geary had been expected to stand trial last November, but the case was adjourned. At the Central Criminal Court last week, a new trial date was set for June 17 next and Mr Geary was remanded in custody until that date.

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