Student pleads guilty to murder of DJ in Dublin city

Charles Cleary admits murdering Leo Carolan at a flat on the South Circular Road

A file image showing a garda outside the house on South Circular Road where 25-year-old  Leo Carolan died. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A file image showing a garda outside the house on South Circular Road where 25-year-old Leo Carolan died. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

 

A student has pleaded guilty to the murder of a man who was stabbed to death at a Dublin flat in October, 2016.

Charles Cleary (24), of no fixed abode but from the Rathfarnham area of Dublin, pleaded guilty on Wednesday at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Leo Carolan (25) at a flat on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8 on October 4th, 2016.

Mr Carolan was a second-year student at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) where he had been studying creative music technology.

Mr Cleary appeared briefly at the court where he was arraigned on the single charge.

Patrick Gageby SC for the prosecution asked Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy to remand Mr Cleary in custody until January 11th for sentencing.

He said the victim’s family would make a statement to the court on that date.