Monday 20 August 2018

Man expected to be charged in connection with murder of sportsman (35) allegedly stabbed to death in row over Christmas spending

Gardai are investigating the death of a man in the village of Pallaskenry, Co Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke Press 22 Inset: Willie Lynch
Gardai are investigating the death of a man in the village of Pallaskenry, Co Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke Press 22 Inset: Willie Lynch
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 29-year-old man is expected to be charged in connection with the murder of a popular sportsman in Co Limerick.

Gardaí believe the fatal stabbing of Willie Lynch (35) on December 30 was triggered by a trivial dispute over Christmas spending.

The well-known pool and darts player was found with serious stab wounds at his home on the main street of Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, at 5pm on Saturday.

Despite desperate efforts by paramedics, Mr Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí later sealed off four areas as potential crime scenes - William Lynch's blood-stained home, a local supermarket and two other Pallaskenry properties.

Several areas were examined for what were understood to be blood spatters.

The 29-year-old man will appear before Newcastlewest District Court at 10.30am on Tuesday, January, 2, 2018.

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