Man admits fatal shooting of girl (16) in Tallaght
Melanie McCarthy McNamara killed in February last year
Melanie McCarthy McNamara
Keith Hall pictured entering Tallaght District Court in February last year. Photograph: Collins
A Dublin man has admitted killing 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy McNamara in Dublin last year.
Keith Hall (24) of Kilmartin Drive, Tallaght pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Ms McCarthy McNamara at Tallaght on February 8th, 2012.
Brendan Grehan SC, prosecuting, told the Central Criminal Court the plea was acceptable to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Mr Justice Paul Carney directed the preparation of victim impact statements and remanded Hall in custody for sentencing on July 31st.
Ms McCarthy-McNamara had been sitting in a car parked outside a house on Brookview Way in Tallaght when a black SUV pulled alongside and one of the occupants opened fire, fatally wounding her.