At Navan District Court, Co Meath, Wayne Cluskey, aged 24, and Josh Turner, aged 23, both with addresses at Mooretown, Ratoath, Co Meath, face a single charge alleging they intentionally or recklessly caused serious harm to Mr Nevin, aged 27, of St Francis Park, Navan, Co Meath, contrary to section 4 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.
The offence is alleged to have taken place at 15, Tailteann Road, Windtown, Navan, on November 19.
Det Garda Pat Muldowney gave evidence of charging Mr Turner at 1.36am yesterday at Navan Garda Station.
The garda told the court that after caution, in reply to the charge Mr Turner had said: “like I said last night, tell his wife I am sorry, it was a row that got out of hand”.
Garda Michael Fitzpatrick said he charged Mr Cluskey at 1.38am yesterday and being cautioned, he had said, in reply: “Sorry”. Gardaí objected to bail being granted to the accused and outlined a number of reasons. Judge Gráinne Malone heard evidence from the prosecution and also from defence lawyers before directing both accused be remanded in custody.
They will next appear before Cloverhill district court on Tuesday.