Date set for murder trial

Published 05/12/2012 | 09:36

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.

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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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