Double murder case sent forward for trial

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

TWO men who are accused of murdering Breda Waters and Des Kelly in Southill earlier this year are expected to stand trial at the Central Criminal Court next year after they were formally served with books of evidence.

TWO men who are accused of murdering Breda Waters and Des Kelly in Southill earlier this year are expected to stand trial at the Central Criminal Court next year after they were formally served with books of evidence.

Ms Waters, 28, and Mr Kelly, 24, were shot at a terraced house at Castle Oaks View, O’Malley Park, Southill in the early hours of January 9 last. Thomas Stewart, 27, who has an address at The Cedars, Briarfield, Castletroy and Patrick O’Brien, 31, who has an address at Glanntan, Golf Links Road, Castletroy are each accused of murdering Ms Waters and Mr Kelly on January 9 last.

Both men have been in custody since they were arrested in January and the case has been adjourned on several occasions in the past few months to facilitate the completion of the substantial garda file and the book of evidence.

This Wednesday Det Garda Pat Whelan of Roxboro Garda Station told Limerick District Court that the book of evidence had been completed in the case.

Judge Tom O’Donnell sent the case forward for trial and remanded each of the defendants in custody pending their appearance before the Central Criminal Court.