Man charged over Tralee stabbings

A 23-year-old man has been remanded in custody in connection with an alleged stabbing of a father and son in Tralee shortly before 6am last Tuesday.

Brian Keane of no fixed abode is charged with trespass at Woodbrook Lawn Tralee, the home of the Fital family.

He is also charged with assault causing harm (Section 3 of the Non-Fatal offences Against the Person Act) to Kamil Fital, aged 47, at Woodbrook Lawn and with the same offence in connection with 17-year-old Hubert Fital at the same location.

Mr Keane was brought before Cahersiveen District Court yesterday.

Det Garda Michael Healy of Tralee gardaí gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution saying the accused had been arrested in Tralee on Tuesday and charged on Wednesday with the two Section 3 assaults along with trespassing at Woodbrook Lawn and at Shanakill, Tralee, and theft of cash at Moa lee, Tralee, all on November 11.

The accused made no reply to the charges.

Inspector John Brennan said the State was applying to remand the accused in custody.

Pat Mann, solicitor for Mr Keane, said he was not opposing the State’s application but put it to Det Healy “there is a large medical picture here”.

The detective agreed and Judge James O’Connor ordered that the accused be given appropriate medical treatment while in custody.

He remanded him in custody to appear at Tralee District Court on Wednesday next.

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