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Teen charged with murder of grandad

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a grandfather in a street fracas between two feuding families.

Dean Crinnion was charged before Cork District Court with the murder of 51-year-old Gerard 'Ger' Delaney on the early hours of December 27, 2011.

Mr Delaney died after suffering stab and blunt force trauma injuries in a confrontation at Friar's Walk in Cork, not far from the Manhattan Bar on St Stephen's night.

ARRESTED

Crinnion, of Blackwater Grove, Togher, Cork, was arrested at his home at 7.30am today.

He was then brought before Judge Leo Malone in Cork District Court.

Detective Sergeant Dave Treacy said that Crinnion made no reply when the three charges were formally put to him.

Crinnion is also charged with affray and production of an article likely to intimidate at the same date and location.

Judge Malone was told that the affray and production of an article charges must be dealt with by judge and jury on the instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Because Crinnion is charged with murder, any bail application can only be dealt with at the High Court.

FORCE

Judge Malone remanded Crinnion in custody to appear again before the District Court on June 6 next by video-link.

Crinnion, who is unemployed, was granted free legal aid.

A Cork coroner's inquest heard last year that Mr Delaney died from multiple stab injuries and blunt force trauma.

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