Five still in custody in connection with Limerick killing

Three men and two women were being questioned today by detectives probing the murder of a young father dumped in a shallow grave.

Five still in custody in connection with Limerick killing

Three men and two women were being questioned today by detectives probing the murder of a young father dumped in a shallow grave.

The five are being questioned about the killing of Lee Slattery, 24, who was shot at least three times before being buried on the outskirts of Limerick’s Moyross housing estate.

It is believed the father-of-one, from Monabraher Road in Ballynanty, was targeted by one of the city’s notorious crime gangs over a small drugs debt.

Investigating gardaí said the five arrested at around 7.40am today are aged between 19 and 27 years.

They are being held in Henry Street, Roxboro Road and Mayorstone Garda stations under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The victim’s body was found buried in a field at a wooded area known as Delmege House, off Knockalisheen Road, on May 31, several days after he had been reported missing by his family.

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