Murder trial confirmed after fatal stabbing at Limerick pub

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The 24-year-old was attacked while socialising at his local pub, Fitzgerald’s Bar, on Sexton Street North

The 24-year-old was attacked while socialising at his local pub, Fitzgerald’s Bar, on Sexton Street North

THE Director of Public Prosecutions has formally directed that a Limerick man should stand trial at the Central Criminal Court following a fatal stabbing at a pub earlier this year.

Mark Crawford, aged 41, of Distillery View, Thomondgate is accused of fatally stabbing Patrick O’Connor in July.

The 24-year-old was attacked while socialising at his local pub, Fitzgerald’s Bar, on Sexton Street North shortly before midnight on July 7, last.

Mr O’Connor, who was from Kileely, died at University Hospital Limerick a short time later.

Inspector Dermot O’Connor told Judge Marian O’Leary a file was prepared for the DPP who has directed trial on indictment.

A book of evidence is being prepared in the case.