Friday 24 November 2017

Man facing murder charges of partner, kids, sent for trial


A man charged with the murders of two women and two young children in Co Limerick last year has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

John Geary,(31), of Meadow Court, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, faces a charge of killing his former partner Sarah Hines (25) and their five-month-old daughter Amy Hines at a house in Hazelgrove, Gortboy, Newcastle West, on or about 15 November last.

He is also charged with the murder of Ms Hines' son Reece Hines, (3) and her friend Alicia Brough (20) on the same date.

Geary, who is originally from Milford, Co Cork, was served with the book of evidence at Newcastle West District court today and remanded in custody to the current sittings of the Central Criminal court.

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