Dundalk murder accused in Central Mental Hospital, court told

Mohamed Morei faces charge of killing 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki last week

 Mohamed Morei (18) pictured being brought to Dundalk District Court last week  where he was charged with murder. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Mohamed Morei (18) pictured being brought to Dundalk District Court last week where he was charged with murder. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

 

An 18-year-old youth charged with the murder of a Japanese man in a stabbing in Dundalk last week was “not fit to attend” a court hearing on Thursday.

Mohamed Morei, who was remanded in custody last week after he was charged with the murder of 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki, is undergoing treatment in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), Judge Victor Blake was told.

Mr Sasaki was fatally stabbed on Avenue Road shortly before 9am on January 3rd. Mr Sasaki, from Ebina, west of Tokyo, worked at National Pen, a call centre in Dundalk, and had lived in Ireland for the past year.

Mr Morei, whose nationality has to be confirmed, was remanded in custody by Dundalk District Court on January 4th after he was charged with the murder of Mr Sasaki.

Garda Inspector Martin Beggy had said at the hearing there was an issue with the defendant’s nationality, which was undetermined at present.

The case was adjourned until January 25th.