Murderer accused of assaulting Limerick prison officers
A CONVICTED murderer who is accused of assaulting two prison officers at Limerick Prison has been declared unfit to stand trial.
Albie Lonergan, aged 37 of Ballonagh, Tralee, County Kerry was convicted in 2007 of murdering his brother, Michael Lonergan, at their home on New Year’s Eve, 2006.
It is alleged while serving a life sentence for the murder at Limerick Prison he stabbed two prison officers with a sharp piece of glass on February 22, 2011.
At Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Carroll Moran was told that since the incident Lonergan has been transferred to the Central Mental Hospital where he remains.
After reading a report from a forensic psychiatrist Mary Davoren, the judge declared Lonergan was unfit to stand trial.
However, he granted libersty to re-enter the matter if, Lonergan’s circumstances change.
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