Saturday 17 March 2018

Woman charged in connection with stab killing

A Garda at the scene of the killing in Tipperary. Photo: Frank McGrath
A Garda at the scene of the killing in Tipperary. Photo: Frank McGrath Newsdesk Newsdesk

A woman will appear in court in the morning charged in connection the knife killing of man at the weekend.

The woman, who is in her 40’s, had been detained at Nenagh Garda Station in connection with the discovery of the body of a male at the Maltings, Roscrea on Sunday.

She is scheduled to appear before Thurles District Court on Tuesday morning at 10.30am charged in connection with the investigation.

It is understood that she will be charged with assault.

All six apartments at The Maltings are built around a central courtyard just metres from the town centre.

Desperate efforts by paramedics and a local GP to help the Lithuanian man who was discovered at 2.30am on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body remained at the scene until a preliminary examination was carried out by an official from the State Pathologist's Office.

The remains were then removed to University Hospital Limerick where a full post-mortem examination was scheduled to be carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis.

The area was sealed off pending a full examination by experts from the Garda Technical Bureau.

Gardaí carried out door-to-door inquiries on Sunday searching for the weapon used in the stabbing.

The man is understood to have been in Ireland for the past eight years.

However, while he had a Roscrea address, he is understood to have been living and working in Dublin.

He was socialising at The Maltings complex on Saturday night.

Councillor Michael Smith said the area was stunned.

"It is a very quiet place just a few metres from the church," he said.

"There is sheltered housing there and it probably ranks as the quietest part of the town."

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