Woman (41) remanded over Rathfarnham murder

Mercy Peters charged with killing Tyrone McKenna (42) who was found dead on Thursday


A 41-year-old woman has appeared in Dublin District Court charged with the murder of a man in Rathfarnham.

Tyrone McKenna (42) was found dead at his home in Marley Court on Thursday evening.

Mercy Peters, who had been living in the Rathfarnham area, was remanded in custody by Judge Michael Coghlan following a short hearing this morning.

She was formally charged at Dundrum Garda station earlier today and evidence of arrest, charge and caution was presented to the court by detective garda David Bunn, who requested she be remanded in custody.

Judge Coghlan ordered that Ms Peters receive appropriate medical and psychiatric care in custody. At one stage the accused became agitated in court and had to be assisted by gardai.

She was remanded to appear before the district court next Thursday at 10.30am.