Man remanded in custody on Rossiter murder charge


A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Shane Rossiter in Co Tipperary last October.

Maurice "Mossy" Power (29) with an address at Dranganbeg, Kilmoyler, Cahir, Co Tipperary, was brought before a special sitting of Clonmel District Court yesterday after being charged on Saturday night with the murder.

The court heard yesterday the accused said to gardaí: "The man would still be alive today if he didn't drive me to what I done," after being charged in the Garda station.

Mr Rossiter (30) was shot dead at about 6.45am on October 19th last after he answered the door at a house at Church Lane in the village of Golden, Co Tipperary.

Mr Power was not called upon to speak during the court sitting except when he was asked by Judge Terence Finn to confirm his identity and his age.

Sgt John Keane told the court he arrested Mr Power at 8.40pm on Saturday at Clonmel Garda station and charged him at 9.27pm.

He was remanded to appear before Cashel District Court on Wednesday.