Saturday 18 November 2017

Student accused of pal's stab murder remanded

Leo Carolan
Leo Carolan

A 23-year-old student accused of murdering his friend has been further remanded in custody.

Budding DJ Leo Carolan (25), from Dun Laoghaire, was stabbed to death on October 4 at his home on Dublin's South Circular Road.

He was a second-year student at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, where he was studying creative music technology.

He had been living in the apartment for some time after returning from France where he had studied anthropology at Universite Lumiere in Lyon.

A second man, Swiss national Ludovic Thomas, was found injured on the road outside and was rushed to hospital with knife wounds.

Student Charles Cleary, of no fixed abode but from Rathfarnham, was arrested on Saturday and held at Kevin Street Garda Station.

He was charged with murdering Mr Carolan and with assault causing harm to Mr Thomas and was remanded in custody following a court hearing on Monday.


Psychiatric assessments were also ordered.

Mr Cleary faced his second hearing when he appeared yesterday before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court.

He was remanded in custody to appear again at the same court in four weeks' time.

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