Kerry farmer sent forward for trial over death of neighbour

Michael Ferris charged with murdering Anthony O’Mahony at Ballyduff last April

Michael Ferris  at Tralee Court House at an earlier hearing. Photograph  Domnick Walsh

Michael Ferris at Tralee Court House at an earlier hearing. Photograph Domnick Walsh

 

A 62-year-old Kerry farmer has been sent forward to the Central Criminal Court on a charge of murdering a neighbouring landowner last April.

Michael Ferris is charged with murdering Anthony O’Mahony at Rattoo, Ballyduff on April 4th.

Tralee District Court was told on Wednesday the book of evidence was now ready.

Judge James O’Connor remanded Mr Ferris in custody and sent him forward to the Central Criminal Court for trial.

The High Court had consented to bail, but Mr Ferris had not taken up the bail and the order should reflect that it was a remand in custody with consent to bail, his solicitor said.