Man charged with murdering uncle is remanded in custody

 

A man was charged with the murder of his uncle when he appeared before Galway District Court yesterday.

Mr Patrick McGreene (28), with addresses at Corrib Park and St Mary's Road, Galway, is charged with the murder of Mr Tom Clisham at Inverin, Galway, between November 24th and December 4th last. The accused man, who has been in custody in Mountjoy Prison since last December on a charge of intentionally and recklessly causing harm to Mr Clisham, replied "not guilty' when charged with his murder yesterday morning.

Supt Jim Sugrue applied for a remand in custody. State solicitor Mr William Kennedy said it would be four weeks before the book of evidence would be served, as a "substantial" file containing up to 60 witnesses' statements was involved.

Mr McGreene's counsel, Mr Micheal P. O hUiginn, said his client was anxious to have the matter dealt with as soon as possible as he had been in custody since December.

Supt Sugrue agreed but added it had been necessary for gardai to carry out a thorough investigation.

Judge John Garavan remanded Mr McGreene in custody to appear before Dublin District Court on Wednesday.