Former partner charged with murder

A TURKISH barber was charged yesterday with the murder of his ex-partner and mother of his child in West Cork last week.

Hadim Kedik, 32, with an address at 10 Connolly Street, Clonakilty, was brought before Macroom District Court where he was charged with the murder of 30-year-old mother of three, Rose Patterson, from the town’s Park View estate, at 10 Connolly Street, Clonakilty, between April 11 and 12.

Detective Garda James Keane gave evidence of arresting the accused just after midnight yesterday and of charging him at 12.40am with murder.

Det Garda Keane said the accused replied: “I didn’t plan anything but I have nothing to say more at the moment and I feel remorse for the situation.”

An interpreter was present for the charge and was in court yesterday.

Judge James McNulty remanded the accused in custody at Cork Prison to appear before Skibbereen District Court next Tuesday.

Kedik arrived in court with a large bandage around his neck, and both wrists heavily bandaged.

Dressed in a navy T-shirt, a check shirt, and jeans, Kedik stood beside the interpreter throughout the hearing and listened intently as proceedings unfolded.

He had been receiving treatment at Cork University Hospital since last Thursday.

Defence solicitor Frank Buttimer said Kedik has been in Ireland for five years and had been working as a barber until the alleged incident.

He said Kedik had no income and applied for, and was granted, free legal aid.

He also said that Kedik had a number of medical concerns and said he was anxious that he would receive all necessary medical attention while in custody.

Superintendent Pat Maher said Kedik has been receiving ongoing medical attention and that he would liaise with the governor of Cork Prison on the matter.

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