Man accused of stabbing brother to stand trial

A MAN will stand trial next month accused of murdering his brother at the family home in Cork last year, an inquest was told yesterday.

The inquest into the death of Peter Lynch, 27, who was stabbed to death on August 3, 2006, was opened and adjourned yesterday pending the completion of the criminal proceedings.

Cork Coroner’s Court was told that a post mortem conducted on Mr Lynch’s body by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy found that he died of stab wounds to the chest and left leg.

Mr Lynch was stabbed during an incident at Fairfield Square in Farranree in the early hours of August 3.

His brother, Patrick Lynch, aged 25, was subsequently arrested and was formally charged with murder at a special sitting of Cork District Court later that night. Inspector John Quilter told the inquest that a trial date has been set for April 30.

He applied under Section 25 (2) of the Coroner’s Act for the inquest to be adjourned until the trial has been completed.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane agreed and asked to be informed when the trial was over to set a date for the full hearing of the inquest.

However, she told the victim’s father, Peter Snr, who was in court, that a death certificate would now be made available.

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