A MAN HAS been charged successful Cork District Court with the execution of 89-year-old infirmary diligent Matthew Healy, and remanded to Cork Prison.
Dylan Magee, 30, of 30 Churchfield Green is accused of the execution of Mr Healy connected 22 January, astatine country 2 successful St Joseph’s Ward astatine the Mercy University Hospital Cork, astatine astir 5am.
Garda Detective Maurice O’Connor gave grounds of Magee’s apprehension and caution soon aft 7pm connected 22 January. Magee gave nary reply to the caution.
Magee wore a achromatic hoodie and achromatic trousers successful court, and appeared subdued throughout.
Defence solicitor Frank Buttimer said that Magee was successful receipt of a disablement payment astatine the clip of the assault.
He said that his lawsuit has aesculapian difficulties of a psychiatric nature, and requested that the Governor of Cork Prison marque attraction disposable to him.
Judge Olann Kelleher said that helium volition petition that due resources beryllium made available.
Buttimer besides requested escaped ineligible assistance for Magee, and this was granted by Judge Kelleher.
Magee is to look successful tribunal again via video nexus connected 30 January.
It is understood that Magee and Matthew Healy, the victim, were not known to each different anterior to the attack.
Mr Healy, a retired husbandman from Berrings, who precocious became widowed erstwhile his woman passed distant earlier this month, is survived by his 2 big sons, a daughter, and 8 grandchildren.
Management astatine Mercy University Hospital person said that unit and patients who witnessed the onslaught are shocked and saddened, and stated that counselling services volition beryllium offered to them.
A spokesperson for the infirmary offered their condolences to the household of the deceased.
“Management and unit astatine Mercy University Hospital, Cork are saddened and shocked astatine the tragic and unexpected decease of an aged diligent successful an incidental astatine the infirmary contiguous and explicit their deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends. May helium remainder successful peace,” they stated.
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