Tuesday 20 February 2018

Man (24) stays silent on murder charge

Conor Kane

A MAN accused of murdering a father of one was remanded in custody when he appeared in court yesterday.

John Flaherty (24), of Ard Daire, Ferrybank, Waterford, is charged with murdering Patrick Murphy (27) at The Glen in Waterford early on Sunday.

He was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with the murder, Waterford District Court heard yesterday.

The accused -- wearing a black hoodie-style top -- spoke with family members before and after his brief court appearance yesterday evening. He was not called to speak during the hearing.

The court was told he made "no reply" to the charge at Waterford garda station.

Judge Gerard Furlong said he wasn't in a position to consider any bail application. He remanded the accused in custody to appear at Waterford court again on Friday.

Irish Independent

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