Thursday 18 January 2018

Dramatic scenes in court as murder accused lashes out: 'You dirty b******d you'

Dylan Hayes from The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Dylan Hayes from The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick

David Raleigh

A man charged with murdering another man in a "frenzied" knife attempted to flee Limerick District court this morning.=

Seconds after he was charged with the murder, Dylan Hayes, 20, of The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, made a bolt from the holding area in the court.

However, Mr Hayes, failed to get through a locked door between him and the court body and several Gardai swooped in to restrain him.

Hayes, who was charged with murdering Shane Murphy, 26, in Pallasgreen, Co Limerick, on April 30 last, kicked the door, lashed out at officers, and shouted out: "Ah, you dirty bastard, ya."

Several Gardai surrounded him and immediately returned him to a holding cell at the court.

When charged this morning with murder by Detective Sergeant Ted Riordan, Bruff garda station, Mr Hayes replied: "You are charging an innocent man".

Ger Hogan, 32, of Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, also appeared in court charged with Mr Murphy's murder.

Mr Hogan "had nothing to say" when charged, Detective Garda Mike Reidy, Bruff station, told the court.

Both men were previously charged with assault causing serious harm to Mr Murphy and with producing a knife during the corse of assaulting him. Both these charges were withdrawn by the State.

John Devane, representing Mr Hogan asked the State to "comply with a Book of Evidence within the appropriate date".

A previous court sitting heard Mr Murphy was the victim of a "sustained and frenzied attack".

Gardai previously told the court the two accused men stabbed Mr Murphy before inflicting a second stabbing attack as the victim lay "incapacitated" on a couch.

Gardai said Mr Hogan and Mr Hayes were found in an upstairs bedroom of the house following Mr Murphy's death, and that Mr Hayes was found by Gardai smoking heroin.

Detective Garda Michael Reidy, Bruff Garda Staton, previously told the court: "The post mortem findings, carried out by the State Pathologist Marie Cassidy, were that there were 23 stab wounds on the body of the victim, and that a number of them could have proved fatal."

Gardai also previously told the court they anticipated "further serious charges would be preferred" against the two accused men.

Solicitor John Devane told the court on that occasion, that Mr Hogan was discovered in Mr Murphy's girlfriend's house having lost a lot of blood after sustaining a hand injury, caused when he "pulled a knife away from another person to protect somebody else".

The court heard the injury needed to be examined by a consultant plastic surgeon in Cork.

Gardai previously objected to bail under the O'Callaghan Rule under Section 2 of the Bail Act, on the grounds of the seriousness of the charges, and the strength of the alleged evidence.

Gardai also alleged both men would intimidate or interfere with witnesses and commit further serous charges if granted bail.

Judge Marian O'Leary remanded both accused men in custody to appear before Limerick District Court again tomorrow.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News