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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Deceased Limerick prisoner has latest charge dropped


A new charge against a prisoner who died while at Limerick prison has been struck off.

The charge against 20 year old Kenneth Kelly relating to the possession of cocaine, was dropped at a sitting of Limerick District court this week.His solicitor John Devane told the court that Mr Kelly died in "unfortunate circumstances"

Mr Kelly was found dead in his cell on May 7th .An ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead just after 11am.An autopsy performed by the State Pathologist days later concluded that Mr Kelly died from an "unusual medical condition".

Most recently the mans family announced they wanted a full inquiry into his death and that their solicitor would be bringing a case against the Department of Justice on the matter.

Days before he died Mr Kelly made a claim to the Limerick Leader that prison officers were smuggling heroin, cocaine, and hash into the prison.

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