Book of evidence next month for father charged with sons' murders
Sanjeev Chada further remanded in custody after court appearance yesterday
Sanjeev Chada leaving Swinford District Court in Co Mayo earlier this month after he was charged with the murders of his sons Eoghan and Ruairí. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus
A man charged with the murder of his two sons will be served with the book of evidence next month after appearing at Harristown District Court yesterday.
Sanjeev Chada (43) appeared at the court adjoining Castlerea prison charged with the murders of his sons Eoghan (10) and Ruairí (5).
Mr Chada did not speak during the brief hearing and stood with his head bowed as he was further remanded in custody until September 13th.
Superintendent Jim Ryan applied for Mr Chada to be remanded for another two weeks when the book of evidence will be served.
Defence solicitor James Hanley requested that Mr Chada’s remand be extended until September 20th, but Judge Conal Gibbons refused the request as it would be outside maximum 30-day detention period.
Mr Hanley consented to Mr Chada being remanded for another four weeks.
No application for bail was lodged.
The bodies of Eoghan and Ruairí Chada from Ballinkillen, Co Carlow, were discovered near Westport in Co Mayo on Monday July 29th after they went missing from their home on the previous evening.