UPDATE:Limerick man charged with murder following fatal stabbing

Defendant has been remanded in custody

David Hurley


David Hurley



UPDATE:Limerick man charged with murder following fatal stabbing

Desmond Coyle has been charged with the murder of Calo Carpaci on Wednesday Picture: Press 22

A Limerick man has appeared in court charged with murdering a Romanian man in Limerick city centre earlier this week.

Calo Carpaci, 58, died at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) as a result of injuries he sustained during a stabbing incident at Roches Row at around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

Desmond Coyle, aged 59, who has an address at Davis Street in the city centre was brought before Limerick District Court this Friday morning after he was charged with murder.

Detective Sergeant Arthur Ryan told the court the defendant, who is originally from Garryowen, made no reply when he was formally charged at 11.40pm on Thursday at Roxboro Road garda station.

Free legal aid was granted to Mr Coyle and solicitor Ted McCarthy assigned to represent him.

Mr McCarthy said there was no application for bail and he asked that the legal aid certificate be extended to facilitate a psychiatric examination of his client.

He said his client suffers from Type 2 Diabetes and he asked that he receive all appropriate medical attention while in prison.

The matter was adjourned to next Tuesday, May 30 for DPP directions.

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