Man charged on Limerick laneway death further remanded

A 31-year-old man charged in connection with the death of a father of four, whose body was found in a laneway last week, has been further remanded in custody at Limerick District Court.

A 31-year-old man charged in connection with the death of a father of four, whose body was found in a laneway last week, has been further remanded in custody at Limerick District Court.

Mark Naughton, with an address at Meat Market Lane, Limerick, is charged with injecting Patrick O'Donoghue with heroin and placing him in a laneway in an unconscious state on the night of September 8/9 last.

The body of 41-year-old Mr O'Donoghue was found by a passer-by in Meat Market Lane, off Athlunkard Street, in Limerick city last Friday morning.

At Limerick District Court today, Judge Tom O'Donnell remanded Mark Naughton in continuing custody with consent to bail to appear again before the court on September 29 next.

At a special court sitting last weekend, Judge O'Donnell consented to bail on condition that an independent surety of €3,000 was lodged.

However, no-one had come forward by today to lodge the amount and the accused remained in custody.

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