Woman faces murder trial over killing of Limerick pensioner

Paddy Redmond died after sustaining single stab wound in apartment in November 2013

Mary Lynch, with an address at Cecil Street, Limerick, is charged with the murder of 65-year-old Paddy Redmond at an apartment in Mount Kennett on November 10th, 2013. File photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Mary Lynch, with an address at Cecil Street, Limerick, is charged with the murder of 65-year-old Paddy Redmond at an apartment in Mount Kennett on November 10th, 2013. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

 

A 41-year-old woman is to face trial at the Central Criminal Court for the alleged murder of a pensioner at an apartment in Limerick city almost 18 months ago.

Mary Lynch, with an address at Cecil Street, Limerick, is charged with the murder of 65-year-old Paddy Redmond at an apartment in Mount Kennett on November 10th, 2013.

Originally from Dublin, Mr Redmond had been living at different addresses in Limerick for a number of years and had moved to the Dock Road complex more than 12 months before his murder.

The 65-year-old is survived by his three daughters and estranged wife.

He died after suffering a single stab wound at a neighbour’s apartment on the first floor of the Mount Kennett complex.

Book of evidence

At a sitting of Limerick District Court on Wednesday, Garda Sean Dixon served the book of evidence, which ran to three volumes, on Mary Lynch as she sat in the public gallery.

The 41-year-old was arrested in January and remanded in custody before she was granted bail at the High Court a week later.

When she was charged with the murder, she replied “not guilty”.

Legal Aid defence solicitor John Devane told the court that his client was granted bail at the High Court, with conditions, on January 19th last.

Sgt Donal Cronin said the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the accused being sent forward for trial to the current sittings of the Central Criminal Court.

Judge Marian O’Leary issued Ms Lynch with an alibi warning, meaning she must give the State 14 days’ notice of any alibi witnesses she intends to call.