Man further remanded for murder of Castlebar pensioner brothers

Alan Cawley will be served with the book of evidence next month for the murder of Jack and Tommy Blaine last month

Alan Cawley arriving at Swinford District Court last month charged with the murder of Jack and Tommy Blaine. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Alan Cawley arriving at Swinford District Court last month charged with the murder of Jack and Tommy Blaine. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 01:00

A 26-year old man charged with the murder of two pensioner brothers has been further remanded in custody.

Alan Cawley (26), who is charged with the murder of Jack and Tommy Blaine at their home in Castlebar last month, appeared before Harristown District Court in Co Roscommon yesterday.

He was further remanded to appear in court on September 6th when the book of evidence will be served.

Mr Cawley spoke briefly with his solicitor Niamh Bambury during the hearing before Judge Conal Gibbons.

Superintendent Jim Ryan said the book of evidence would be ready when the defendant next comes before the court.

Mr Cawley waved a greeting when leaving to his mother and father who were present in court for the brief hearing.

His solicitor made no objection to Mr Cawley being further remanded in Castlerea Prison to appear at Harristown District Court on September 6th.

Mr Cawley, with an address of Four Winds, Corrimbla South, Ballina, is charged with the murders of pensioners Jack (76) and Tommy (69) Blaine at their home on New Antrim Street, Castlebar in the early hours of Wednesday, July 10th.

He was arrested later that day and formally charged at 1.08am on Friday, July 12th.

He appeared before Swinford District Court later that morning and appeared again at Harristown District Court on July 19th.