Rzeszutko murder accused duo await book of evidence

Two men charged with the murder of a Polish national, who died after he was attacked in Coolock, in Dublin, have been further remanded in custody as the State prepares its evidence.

Two men charged with the murder of a Polish national, who died after he was attacked in Coolock, in Dublin, have been further remanded in custody as the State prepares its evidence.

Lukasz Rzeszutko (aged 27), who had been on his way to work at a fish processing plant, was attacked at the Newtown Industrial Estate, in Coolock, north Dublin in the early hours of October 2 last.

He was found on a road at around 5am with serious head injuries and died two days later at Beaumont Hospital.

On January 7 last Martin Morgan (aged 20) of Tonlegee Road, in Raheny, and Edward Byrne (aged 20), from Coolock, but who had an address at a YMCA hostel in Dublin 8, were charged at the Dublin District Court with Mr Rzeszutko's murder.

They have been remanded in custody to appear again today where Judge Denis McLoughlin heard that the DPP has “directed trial on indictment.”

The State sought an adjournment for the book of evidence to be prepared.

The pair, who were dressed in the same tracksuits as they wore at their first court appearance, remained silent as they were further remanded in custody to appear again on February 11 next.

A 17-year-old boy, who is on bail but cannot be named because he is a juvenile, has also been charged with murdering Mr Rzeszutko. He is due to appear again at the Dublin Children's Court on a date next month.

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