Murder accused in custody with consent to bail

Murder accused in custody with consent to bail

A 22-YEAR-OLD Dublin man charged with the murder of an engineer who was found dead in his home in January has been further remanded in custody with consent to bail.

Kevin Molloy, 41, is believed to have died about week before he was found by a concerned family member at the bottom of the stairs in his home at Glendhu Road, in Cabra, in Dublin. Relatives had been trying to contact him for days before he was discovered on February 1st last.

Mr Molloy, who had previously worked as an engineer, was a single man with no children, and had been living at his house in Cabra for about eight years.

A post-mortem found he died of blunt force trauma to the head and he was formally identified using DNA evidence.

Last Month, Raymond Walsh was arrested at his north Dublin home and brought to Finglas Garda station where he was charged with murder of Kevin Molloy at a time between January 23rd and February 1st last.

He made no reply to the charge after he was cautioned and Mr Walsh, with an address at Carnlough Road, in Cabra West, was initially remanded in custody by Dublin District Court on October 7th.

He faced his third hearing yesterday when he appeared before Judge William Hamill at Cloverhill District Court. High Court bail terms have already been set and include a €5,000 independent surety.

He was further remanded in custody with consent to bail to appear again in two weeks.

The DPP has directed that the 22-year-old must be tried on indictment in the Central Criminal Court and a book of evidence needs to be prepared, Det Sergeant Thomas Lynch has said. The accused who was unemployed but not in receipt of social welfare has been granted legal aid.