Monday 22 January 2018

'I love you Shane... always did' - Girlfriend of fatal stab victim pays tribute to the 'love of her life'

A file photo of Shane Murphy, from Lee Estate, Island Road, Limerick city.
A file photo of Shane Murphy, from Lee Estate, Island Road, Limerick city. Newsdesk Newsdesk

The girlfriend of a man who died following a stabbing incident at a house last week has paid tribute to 'the love of [her] life'.

Sharon Kelly thanked the community for their support since the sudden death of her partner Shane Murphy (31) at a house in the village of Pallasgreen, Co Limerick, last Thursday night.

She also used the opportunity to express her love for the young man who will be laid to rest today.

"I love you Shane... always did... always will forever," she wrote of her heartache.

"Thanks to everyone for the calls and texts," she added in a post on social media site Facebook.

"Love you so much Shane. Rest in peace babes."

Two men have appeared before court charged in connection with the death of Mr Murphy from Lee Estate, Island Road, Limerick city.

Ger Hogan and Dylan Hayes, appeared before Limerick District Court on Saturday evening, charged with assault causing serious harm to Mr Murphy at The Grove, Pallasgreen, on April 30.

Hogan (32) with an address at Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick and Hayes (20) of The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick were each also charged with production of a knife during the course of assaulting Mr Murphy.

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