Monday 17 June 2019

Murder accused (31) is sent forward for trial in Dublin

Paul Deering

A 31-year-old man has been sent forward for trial on a charge of murdering Jimmy Loughlin (20) at Connolly Street on February 24th last.

The book of evidence in the case was served on the accused, Richard McLoughlin of City Gate Apartments when he appeared at Sligo District Court last Thursday.

Garda Tom Flynn gave evidence of serving the book of evidence on the accused who was represented by Mr Gerard McGovern, solicitor.

On an application from Inspector Donal Sweeney, Judge Kevin Kilrane returned the accused for trial to the next sittings of the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Mr McGovern told the court that the case may be listed as early as yesterday (Monday). The remand was made in custody to Cloverhill Prison but the accused will then be returned to the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin from where the accused had come, the court was told. Mr Loughlin had worked in McDonald's Sligo and had lived in a house at Connolly Street.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Paula along with sisters, Grace and Rose and Kitty.

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