Three more men held over Rossiter death

Wed, Dec 12, 2012, 00:00

Gardaí have arrested three more men in their investigation into the killing of Shane Rossiter last October.

Mr Rossiter (30), who was originally from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, was shot in the stomach after he went to answer a knock at the door of the house he was sharing with his girlfriend at Church Lane in Golden, near Cashel, at about 6.45am on October 17th last.

Six of the seven people arrested on Monday also remain in Garda custody as part of the investigation. One of the men arrested was released without charge yesterday.

The three men arrested yesterday, who range in age from late 20s to early 40s, were detained by gardaí in the Tipperary area. They can be held for up to three days from their arrest under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939. All of those under arrest are being held in various Garda stations in Tipperary.

Mr Rossiter's death was the second tragedy for the Rossiter family in the past 10 years. In 2002 his brother Brian Rossiter fell into a coma and died in Garda custody in their hometown of Clonmel. The 14-year-old had been arrested for alleged public disorder. An inquest into his death returned an open verdict and led to damages being paid to the boy’s family.