Mountjoy killing: Gardaí release man

The 23-year-old man detained yesterday following the killing of an inmate at Mountjoy Prison has been returned to the jail this morning.

The 23-year-old man detained yesterday following the killing of an inmate at Mountjoy Prison has been returned to the jail this morning.

No charges have been brought against the man, who was being held in the same cell as the victim, 21-year-old Gary Douch.

Mr Douch was found beaten and strangled to death in a cell where he had been placed the previous night after requesting special protection.

The Gardaí, the Prison Service and an independent investigator appointed by the Minister for Justice area conducting separate inquiries into the case.

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