A Teenager has appeared in court in Limerick charged with murdering a pensioner in the city earlier this month.
Christopher McNamara, 18, from Good Sheppard Villas, Pennywell is accused of murdering James Boyce at his home at St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park.
The body of the 72 year old retired soldier was discovered on March 7 last after neighbours became concerned for his safety.
Mr McNamara, who was arrested on Thursday morning, made no reply when he was formally charged by Detective Garda Mark Deasy at Mayorstone Garda Staton shortly after 3 o’clock this afternoon,
Solicitor Ted McCarthy said his client is currently unemployed and Judge Tom O’Donnell granted the defendant free legal aid.
Mr McNamara who didn’t speak in court was remanded in custody to appear before the same court again via video link next Wednesday, March 30.
Four other people who were also arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder have been released without charge.