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Man charged in connection with murder of addict

Andrew Guerrine
Andrew Guerrine

A 40-year-old man appeared before Tallaght District Court this morning, Thursday 27th July 2017 charged in connection with the murder of Andrew Guerrine.

Stephen Tynan had nothing to say after he was charged with the murder and Judge Patricia McNamara remanded him in custody on the charge.

He must apply to the High Court for bail on a murder charge.

The accused, with an address at Knockmore Park in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with the murder of Andrew Guerrine, at a place unknown between Knockmore and Killinarden estates in Tallaght on May 23, 2015.

Andrew Guerrine’s body was discovered at Steelstown Lane near Rathcoole Co Dublin on the 23rd May 2015.

The 37-year-old from New Street South in Dublin's inner city was found on the exact sport where a baby, dubbed Maria by the authorities, was found abandoned a week earlier.

Guerrine was a chronic drug addict and  related to Darren Guerrine (21) who was shot dead in 2008.

Detective Inspector Colum O'Malley said Mr Tynan was arrested before the court and charged with the offence of murder.

Insp O'Malley said the accused was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and he made no reply to the charge after caution.

Defence barrister Stephen Montgomery applied for free legal aid, saying the offence before the court was serious.

Judge McNamara assigned defence solicitor Simon Fleming on free legal aid.

The judge remanded Mr Tynan in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Thursday.

Mr Tynan, who was tanned and wearing a grey polo t-shirt, did not address the court during the short hearing.