Friday 19 January 2018

Second man charged over Prussia St murder

Tom Tuite

A SECOND man was charged today with the murder of Christopher Jackson, who was stabbed to death at his home in Dublin in September.

The 53-year-old's body was discovered on September 8 in his flat at 82 Prussia Street, in Dublin city's north-side. His corpse had been concealed in a plastic bag in a wardrobe at the flat for about two days.

Anthony Locke (35), from Ramillies Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, was charged on September 11 under Section 7.2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1997.

The charge brought against him had alleged that on or about September 7 at 82 Prussia Street he knew that another person had committed a murder and that he acted with intent to impede the apprehension or prosecution of that individual.

Detective Denis Ellard had said Anthony Locke replied “I am not guilty” when he was charged and the detective had told Dublin District Court on September 11 that a further, more serious charge could be brought against Anthony Locke.

Mr Locke had been refused bail and appeared today at Cloverhill District Court.

The charge for impeding the investigation was withdrawn and he was then charged with the murder of Mr Jackson on September 7 last at 82 Prussia Street.

A book of evidence was served on Mr Locke and he was then returned for trial to the next term of the Central Criminal Court. He was remanded in custody pending trial.

His brother Bernard Locke (39), who had also lived in the same building as Mr Jackson had also been charged earlier with murdering him.

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