DPP directs 63 year old man be sent forward for trial on charge of murdering 72 year old woman in Doneraile
The body of mother of three Mary O’Keeffe was found in a burning car in a forest in North Cork earlier this year.
Michael Leonard from Glenosheen, Kilmallock, Co Limerick was making his ninth court appearance when he appeared at Cork District Court by video link this morning charged with the murder of Mary O’Keeffe at Dromdeer East, Doneraile on February 4th last.
Medical assistance for Leonard in prison was directed following his first court appearance. This assistance was to include psychological and physical assistance, including a psychiatric assessment.
Cork District Court today heard that a book of evidence was still being prepared in relation to the case and Sgt John Kelleher sought an adjournment until next month.
Judge Colm Roberts remanded Michael Leonard in custody until his next court appearance on the 10th of September next.