The solicitor for a Cavan man charged with the alleged murder of his uncle last year, has told a court sitting “he did not mean to kill anyone'.
Speaking on behalf of Daniel Murray (33), formerly of 9 Kilmore Estate, Ballyjamesduff, solicitor Damien Rudden said his client wanted it also known what had happened “in that house got out of control.”
The statement was delivered as Mr Murray appeared before Judge Denis McLoughlin at a sitting of Virginia District Court this morning (Friday).
Evidence was given by Sergeant Arthur O'Connor, attached to Ballyjamesduff Garda Station, that he charged Mr Murray in connection with the death of Oliver Murray (59). The defendant made no reply to the charges when put to him.
Mr Murray is charged with allegedly killing his uncle and with arson at Derrylurgan, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan on August 2, 2018.
There was no application for bail made, and Judge McLoughlin indicated that due to the serious nature of the case the District Court would ultimately not be dealing with the offence.
Legal aid was applied for, and Mr Murray was remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court, attached to Castlerea prison, next week, May 10.