Sun, 10 Dec 2023

Gardai charge teenage boy in connection with 'violent' killing

Khalid Umar Malik
02 Oct 2023, 17:44 GMT+10

TULLAMORE, Ireland Saturday night, a teenage boy appeared in Tullamore District Court charged with the murder of Lorna Woodnutt.

At 8.50 p.m. Saturday, Detective Sergeant Caroline Lyng gave evidence of arrest, charge, and caution at Tullamore Garda station.

She stated that the accused did not respond when charged.

The boy appeared in court wearing all black. There was no application for bail.

Judge Andrew Cody remanded the accused to Oberstown Child Detention Campus until next Wednesday, 4 October, when he will appear in court via video link at 10.15 a.m.

Judy Cody stated that it was clear that gardai were concerned about the spread of a video related to this incident.

He stated that he was informed that this video could potentially identify the child in this case, and he wished to remind all citizens, young and old, that sharing this video is a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of more than €12,000.

He stated that he had been advised that the video is graphic to the point where it may cause harm to those who view it, particularly children.

Judge Cody stated that he would urge all adults and parents of children who may have this video to delete it immediately and ensure that it is not circulated further.

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