Kerry man found with head and rectal injuries after assault

CourtsBy Sunday World
The Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee is hearing the case
The Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee is hearing the case

A man was found covered in blood with head and rectal injuries after an assault in Tralee in 2011.

The details emerged in the trial of two brothers, Robert Kelly (32) of Oghan Rian Estate, Tralee, and Tommy Kelly (34) of Marian Park, Tralee, who are charged with recklessly or intentionally causing serious harm to their uncle Gerard Fitzgerald on November 8, 2011.

In a report on the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee heard that the three men had been seen drinking together in the town on the day in question and later that night, Fitzgerald was found in his back garden by an ambulance crew after a neighbour spotted Fitzgerald.

Norma Walsh, a member of the ambulance crew, testified that Fitzgerald was found about three feet from the back door of his house, with his pants down and with serious head and rectal injuries.

The Gardai were called and they retrieved the broken handle of a yard brush, a tennis racket, a damaged tennis racket, a broken ash tray and a child's Razor scooter from the house.

The prosecution allege that the brothers acted together to assault their uncle and that they left Fitzgerald with life-threatening injuries.

The trial continues.