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Accused 'sorry' for killing man who slept with wife

A MAN charged in connection with the murder of another Pakistani national apologised for killing him after finding him in bed with his wife, a court has heard.

Shahzad Hussain (30) appeared at a special sitting of the Drogheda District Court over the weekend, charged with the murder of Muhammad Arif (32), at Fitzwilliam Court, Dyer Street, Drogheda, Co Louth, on January 6.

Judge Flann Brennan heard that Mr Hussain told gardai: "I'm sorry; I did not want to kill him," when asked to reply to the charge.

The accused added it was because of "the situation I saw in the bed, my wife with another man, it was very shameful".

Mr Hussain told the court that he had become enraged after the deceased said: "This is not Pakistan, it is Ireland, you can do what you want here."

Judge Brennan remanded him in custody to Cloverhill Prison in Dublin.

He is to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday after being granted legal aid.

Irish Independent