Friday 19 October 2018

Man charged with the murder of Jimmy Loughlin (20) in Sligo

Jimmy Loughlin (inset) was found dead at a house in Sligo
Jimmy Loughlin (inset) was found dead at a house in Sligo

Gerry McLaughlin

A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with the murder of another Sligo man at a Donegal District Court.

Richard McLoughlin Apartment 19 Block D City Gate Apartments., Connolly Street, Sligo was charged with the murder of 20 year-old Jimmy Loughlin at 8 Connolly Street, Sligo on February 24.

Garda Thomas James Gallagher gave evidence of arresting the defendant at O’Connell Street Ballymote on February 25 and charging him at Ballymote Garda Station.

The defendant made no reply to the charge, the court heard

Defense counsel Keith O’Grady asked for urgent psychiatric evaluation.

He said the defendant was currently on medication.

There was no objection from the State.

The defendant, who was wearing a short-sleeved green t-shirt during the four-minute hearing, was remanded in custody to Friday’s district court sitting in Harristown.

Judge Kevin Kilrane directed that the defendant get psychiatric treatment while in custody.

Legal aid was granted.

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