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Toyosi accused now charged with murder

Two brothers charged in connection with the killing of 15-year-old schoolboy Toyosi Shittabey have had charges against them increased to murder.

Michael Barry (24) replied "absolute rubbish" after he was charged by gardai. His older brother, Paul (39), made no reply to the charge.

The men were remanded in custody for one week to appear before Blanchardstown District Court next Tuesday.

Toyosi Shittabey, a third-year student at Hartstown Community School, was on his way back from the National Aquatic Centre with friends on Good Friday, on April 2, when he was stabbed.

Paul Barry, of Pearse Street, Dublin, was previously charged with the manslaughter of Toyosi following an altercation in Tyrrelstown.

His brother, Michael, was charged with producing a hockey stick during the course of a dispute.

The alleged incident took place at Mount Eustace Crescent, close to the victim's home.

Detective Garda Tom Cooney told Blanchardstown District Court that he charged Paul Barry before the court with murder.

Caution

Michael Barry was also charged with murder, in addition to the previous charge.

Det Cooney said Paul Barry was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and made no reply to the charge after caution.

The detective asked the judge to strike out the manslaughter charge against Paul Barry.

Detective Garda Karl Smyth said he charged Michael Barry before the court with murder.

Det Smyth said Michael Barry was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and in reply said "absolute rubbish".

Judge Brian Sheridan remanded the men in custody for one week to appear before Blanchardstown court next Tuesday.

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