Man in court for Nenagh stabbing

A 50-YEAR-OLD Latvian man appeared at Portumna District Court yesterday in connection with the death of a man in Nenagh, Co Tipperary last Sunday morning.

Karlis Ruja, aged 50, of 13 Eiscir Island, Tullamore, Co Offaly, was charged with assault causing harm to Alexey Pekelman at the Coach Yard, Nenagh on July 15 last.

Detective Stuart Beattie gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution while the defendant, dressed in a blue zip-up fleece and a navy sweat pants, sat in the well of the court flanked by gardaí.

He told Judge Michael Reilly he arrested the defendant outside Nenagh garda station at 6.40pm on Wednesday evening before conveying him inside the station and charging and cautioning him.

Solicitor, Tony O’Malley, said his client would be consenting to a remand in custody to a sitting of Nenagh District Court today, where he will be making a bailapplication on behalf of his client.

Mr O’Malley also requested that his client receive any necessary medical attention while he is custody and made an application for legal aid, which was granted.

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