Three teenagers charged in connection with horror blaze sent for trial

Three Limerick teenagers charged in connection with an horrific arson attack in which two young children suffered serious burns have been sent forward for trial.

Three Limerick teenagers charged in connection with an horrific arson attack in which two young children suffered serious burns have been sent forward for trial.

A 16-year-old and two 17-year-old boys are each charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Millie and Gavin Murray on September 10th last at Pineview Gardens, Moyross, Limerick.

The young brother and sister aged four and six respectively suffered severe burns when the car they were sitting in was petrol bombed.

The DPP has consented that the three accused youths be sent forward for trial to the next sessions of Limerick Circuit Court.

Judge Tom O'Donnell gave the three teenagers the alibi warning at Limerick District Court today where a joint Book of Evidence was served on each of the accused.

All three were granted free legal aid for one defence counsel at their trial.

During his request for counsel defence solicitor John Devane who is representing two of the accused referred to the 'enormity' of the Books of Evidence.

One of the teenagers who has never applied for bail was remanded in continued custody until the next session of Limerick Circuit Court which is due to take place in April.

The other two accused were remanded on continuing bail until the same date.

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