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Son charged with murder of father

A MURDER accused said "I'm better off not saying anything" when he was charged with killing his elderly father, following a stabbing and fire at a retirement home.

Pensioner Edward Boylan (74) was attacked and stabbed in sheltered accommodation for senior citizens, at Ravensdale Close, Kimmage, Dublin 12. His body was discovered in his bed on the afternoon of January 7 when emergency services were alerted to a fire at the council-owned property.

His 29-year-old son, Edward Boylan junior (29), who is of no fixed abode but originally from Leighlin Road, Crumlin, in Dublin, was brought before Dublin District Court yesterday, where he was charged with murdering his father between January 6 and January 7, 2012.

After his arrest on Tuesday, Mr Boylan was taken to Crumlin garda station, where he was charged with murder. In reply, he said: "I'm better off not saying anything."

Mr Boylan has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge. Judge John O'Neill granted legal aid and remanded him in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on March 14.

Irish Independent