Monday 19 March 2018

DPP given more time in murder case

Tom Tuite

A JUDGE has refused to strike out the case of an Italian man accused of the murder of well-known religious affairs writer Tom O'Gorman and has granted the DPP more time to complete the book of evidence.

Saverio Bellante (34) had been due to appear at Cloverhill District Court but he remains an in-patient at the Central Mental Hospital.

It was "an extremely complex investigation file" and likely to be received by the DPP's office next week, the state's solicitor said.

Defence said the book of evidence was "long overdue" and asked the judge to consider striking out the case or have it marked peremptory against the State for the next date.

However, the judge further remanded Mr Bellante in custody until May 8 for directions from the DPP.

Irish Independent

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