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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Judge won't accept jurisdiction in trial of two men

Judge Tom O’ Donnell has said that it is “very unlikely” that he will accept jurisdiction in the case of the two men charged in relation to the death of Keith Ryan back in May of this year.

Thomas Ryan 23, from Shanabooly Road, Ballynanty, and Tony O’Brien 23, from Baker Place are both accused of assaulting the man on May 25th causing harm.

The judge was told yesterday that a file was currently being prepared for the DPP but it could take a further three weeks before it is sent of as more serious charges may be brought against the two men.

The judge also said that he would expect an explanation on the delays so far at the next court hearing.

Keith Ryan was beaten and left to die under the Shannon Bridge in Limerick city back in may. Witnesses reported seeing two men flee the scene shortly after the attack took place.

So more delays and a judge who wants nothing to do with the case.

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