Keaney murder accused remanded in custody

The man accused of the murder of Sheola Keaney was today further remanded in custody.

The man accused of the murder of Sheola Keaney was today further remanded in custody.

Thomas Kennedy (aged 21) of Russell Heights, Cobh appeared at a sitting of Mallow District Court this morning.

He was formally charged last Friday night of murdering the 19-year-old teenager at Milltown, Cobh on July 14.

At today’s two minute hearing, Inspector Senan Ryan applied to the court to have the case adjourned to a special sitting of Mallow District Court at 3pm on Monday, August 21. Mr Kennedy’s solicitor, Nicholas O’Keeffe, agreed and Judge Michael Pattwell granted the application.

During the brief hearing, the defendant, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie, stood between detectives. His head was bowed during the hearing.

Among those present in a packed public gallery was Sheola’s father Peter and members of the accused’s family.

Before the hearing, Inspector Ryan asked that the public would keep their dignity and remain as peaceful as possible in the court.

Article courtesy of The Evening Echo newspaper

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