Search

26 Sept 2022

Woman suspected of murdering young boy rearrested by gardai

A major operation is underway after two men were knocked down by a car in Parteen this Thursday

The woman is being questioned at Roxboro Road garda station

A WOMAN who is suspected of murdering a young boy in Limerick earlier this year has been arrested for a second time.

The woman, whose aged in her 20s, was one of two people who were questioned and released without charge last month pending further investigation and directions from the DPP. 

However, in a brief statement, issued this Wednesday lunchtime, gardai have confirmed she has been re-arrested on foot of a warrant issued by a District Court Judge under the provisions of Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

This allows for a suspect to be re-arrested when new information comes to light.

The woman is currently detained at Roxboro Road garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The four-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries following an incident at a house at Rathbane in the city on March 13, 2021. 

Having been initially treated at University Hospital Limerick, he was transferred to Children's Hospital Ireland at Temple Street in Dublin where he died a number of days later.

A full garda investigation was launched following his death and it was formally upgraded to a murder inquiry over the summer.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.