Wednesday 16 January 2019

Stab charge teenager not at hearing

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Tom Tuite

A teenager who has been receiving ongoing psychiatric treatment since he was charged with the murder of a Japanese man in Dundalk in January was unable to attend another court hearing yesterday.

Mohamed Morei (18), whose nationality has not yet been determined, was remanded in custody on January 4 after being charged with the murder of 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki.

He was unable to appear at his fifth scheduled hearing yesterday at Cloverhill District Court.

He has been receiving ongoing medical care in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) in Dundrum and had also been unfit to attend three previous hearings.

Judge Anthony Halpin further remanded him in custody in his absence and adjourned the case until March 8 next.

Mr Sasaki, from Ebina, west of Tokyo, was fatally stabbed on Avenue Road shortly before 9am on January 3.

Irish Independent

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