Limerick man charged over 2001 stabbing

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick Courthouse
A BROTHER of murder victim Gareth Brosnan-Grant was granted bail this week when he appeared in court charged with stabbing a man at a house in the city almost 12 years ago.

A BROTHER of murder victim Gareth Brosnan-Grant was granted bail this week when he appeared in court charged with stabbing a man at a house in the city almost 12 years ago.

Gerard Grant, aged 41, of Merval Crescent, Clareview was arrested and charged by Detective Garda Keith Harmon on Monday evening before being brought before Limerick Court the following morning.

He is accused of assaulting another man - David Magee - causing his harm contrary to section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

It is alleged that Mr Magee was stabbed a number of times in the head and neck with a kitchen knife during an altercation between the two men in the early hours of the morning at Clonile, Old Cratloe Road on October 28, 2001.

During a brief hearing, Judge Eugene O’Kelly was told the defendant make no reply when he was formally charged by Det Garda Harmon in relation to the alleged assault.

No reason for the delay in bringing charges against the defendant was given to the court.

Sgt Donal Cronin said a file was being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the matter and he requested a lengthy adjournment of the case to allow gardai seek directions.

He said there was no garda objection to bail but he asked that a number of conditions be imposed by the court.

Grant was ordered to live at his home address in Clareview and he must sign-on at Mayorstone garda station once a week. He was also ordered not to have any contact with the alleged injured party.

Sgt Cronin asked that the defendant surrender his passport to gardai and that he undertake not to leave the jurisdiction pending the conclusion of the proceedings against him.

Judge O’Kelly granted bail and he adjourned the case until September 11, next.