Judge refuses to’strike out’ Limerick murder case

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE case of a Prospect man acccused of murdering another man in the city earlier this year was adjourned until next week after a judge refused to strike out the charges.

THE case of a Prospect man acccused of murdering another man in the city earlier this year was adjourned until next week after a judge refused to strike out the charges.

Sean Flanagan, 26, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect is accused of murdering 43-year-old Ger McMahon in Prospect on January 18, last.

When the case was called at Limerick Court this week, solicitor John Devane said his client had been in custody for three-and-a-half-months and he asked for the charges to be struck out.

“It is extremely unfair on the individual and it is against the law. I am vehemently asking for the matter to be struck out,” he said.

Opposing the application, Sgt Donal Cronin said the charge was “extremely serious” and he told the court it was a complex matter.

Judge Eamon O’Brien said he did not believe there was “undue or extraordinary” delays in the case and he commented that the “law moves slowely”.

The judge refused Mr Devane’s application and he adjourned the case until May 15, next.