Monday 17 December 2018

Youth (19) charged over fatal stabbing of mother's partner is further remanded in custody

Adam Nolan
Adam Nolan

Tom Tuite

A 19-YEAR-OLD Dublin youth charged with the murder of his mother’s partner who died following a stabbing has been further remanded in custody in his absence.

Bryan Cassidy, 52, originally from Finglas, was found in the front garden of a house at Buirg An Ri Walk in Balgaddy, near Ronanstown, on the night of Feb. 7 last.

Shop assistant Adam Nolan, who had an address at Buirg An Ri Walk, was later charged with the murder and had been remanded in custody.

He was due to face his second hearing on Friday before Judge Anthony Halpin at Cloverhill District Court. However, he was unable to attend and was further remanded in custody in his absence to appear again at the same court on March 2 next.

Earlier, Garda Sergeant Declan O’Sullivan had said Mr Nolan made no reply when he was charged.

Bail in murder cases can only be granted by the High Court.

At his previous hearing on Feb. 9 the district court agreed to a request from defence solicitor Padraig O’Donovan to grant legal aid and to ask the prison authorities for Mr Nolan to have both psychological and psychiatric assessments while in custody.

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