Second man on murder charge


A second man was charged yesterday with the murder of Christopher Jackson, who was stabbed to death at his home in Dublin in September.

The 53-year-old’s body was discovered on September 8th in his flat at Prussia Street, Dublin 7.

His corpse had been concealed in a plastic bag in a wardrobe at the flat for about two days.

Anthony Locke (35), from Ramillies Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, had earlier been charged on September 11th under the Criminal Justice Act 1997 that on or about September 7th at Prussia Street he knew that another person had committed a murder and that he had acted with intent to impede the apprehension or prosecution of that individual.

Detective Denis Ellard said Mr Locke had replied “I am not guilty” when he was charged and the detective had told Dublin District Court on September 11th that a further, more serious charge could be brought against Mr Locke. Mr Locke had been refused bail and appeared yesterday before Cloverhill District Court.

The charge for impeding the investigation was withdrawn and he was charged with the murder of Mr Jackson. A book of evidence was served and Mr Locke was returned for trial to the next term of the Central Criminal Court. He was remanded in custody pending trial.

His brother Bernard Locke (39) had been charged earlier with murdering Mr Jackson.