Tuesday 20 March 2018

Man (50s) arrested over murder of Kenneth O'Brien continues to be questioned

Victim Kenneth O’Brien
Victim Kenneth O’Brien
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardai have been granted more time to question a man arrested in connection with the murder of Kenneth O'Brien.

Mr O'Brien (33) - originally from Ballyfermot in Dublin - was fatally shot once in the head and his body dismembered.

His torso was placed in a suitcase and dumped in the Grand Canal at Ardclough in Co Kildare.

Two men, one in his 30s and one in his 50s, were arrested on February 6 in connection with the murder investigation.

The older man remains in custody and gardai are continuing to question him.

The  younger man was released without charge this morning and a file will now be prepared for the information of The Director of Public Prosecutions.

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