Gardai arrested and charged a man today with a murder in Cork city last June.
William O'Connor, aged 31, of St John's Terrace, World's End, Kinsale, was charged with the murder of Richard Daly, a man in his twenties at 80, Tower St Cork on June 16, 2002.
Det Sgt Ger O'Mahony cautioned the accused who replied "No" after the charge.
Judge Uinsin MacGruairc remanded O'Connor in custody to Nov 6 for service of the book of documents.
The judge granted free legal aid to O'Connor and solicitor Frank Buttimer was appointed.
Insp Pat Lehane said the State was withdrawing an earlier assault charge.
O'Connor had been accused of assaulting Richard Daly but Insp Lehane said the State would not be proceeding with that charge and the judge struck it out.
There can be no application for bail in the District Court on a murder charge and if the accused wants to apply for bail, he will have to do so at the High Court.