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Man in his 20s charged in connection with fatal shooting of mum Sandra Boyd in Finglas, Dublin

Gardai confirmed the charge in a statement today

Sandra Boyd

Eimear Rabbitt

A man in his 20s is due in court this evening charged in relation to the fatal shooting of mum-of-five Sandra Boyd in Dublin.

Sandra (36) suffered a fatal gunshot wound following the incident at a house in Collins Place, Finglas, shortly before 9pm on Saturday.

Emergency services were alerted and she was rushed to the Mater Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardaí confirmed the charge this afternoon, saying: "The man (20s) arrested in relation to the fatal shooting incident that occurred at Collins Place, Finglas West, on 19th March 2022, has been charged. He is scheduled to appear before the CCJ this evening, Wednesday 23rd March, 2022."

It is understood gardaí believe the innocent mother of five may have been accidentally shot dead.

A significant investigation is underway and at this stage gardaí believe that a firearm was discharged inside the property resulting in Ms Boyd being accidentally shot.

A firearm, understood to be a handgun, was recovered by investigators and been sent for ballistics tests.

Sandra Boyd was originally from the Finglas area and the mother to four boys and an infant girl.

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