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Sunday 11 December 2016

Man charged with flatmate's murder

a Latvian man has been charged with murdering his flatmate at their apartment in Limerick earlier this week.

Arnis Labunskis (55), with an address at Wolfe Tone Street in the city centre, is accused of murdering Dainius Burba (39) at their flat between last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Detective Garda Brian O'Connor, Roxboro Road Garda station, told Limerick District Court he arrested Mr Labunskis at 10:38pm last night, and charged him with the murder of Mr Burba.

"He made no reply to the charge," Detective Garda O'Connor said.

The court granted the accused free legal aid.

Mr Labunskis's solicitor Muiris Gavin, requested that, "all appropriate medical assistance be provided" to the accused while he remains in the custody of the State.

"He has certain medical needs," Mr Gavin told the court.

Judge Larkin directed the accused receive all necessary medical attention.

She remanded Mr Labunsksis in custody to reappear before Limerick District Court next Tuesday.

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