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Man appears in court charged with the murder of 20-year-old man in Sligo at the weekend

31-year-old Richard McLoughlin was charged at Donegal District Court this morning.

Jimmy Loughlin
Jimmy Loughlin
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A 31-YEAR-OLD SLIGO man has today been charged with the murder of another Sligo man at Donegal District Court.

31-year-old Richard McLoughlin of City Gate Apartments, Connolly Street, Sligo was charged with the murder of 20-year-old Jimmy Loughlin at 8 Connolly Street, Sligo on 24 February.

Garda Thomas James Gallagher gave evidence of arresting the defendant at O’Connell Street, Ballymote on Sunday and charging him at Ballymote Garda Station.

The defendant made no reply to the charge, the court heard

Defence counsel Keith O’Grady, instructed by solicitor Gerry McGovern, asked for urgent psychiatric evaluation. He said the defendant was currently on medication.

There was no objection from the State.

The defendant, who was wearing a short- sleeved green t-shirt during the four minute hearing, was remanded in custody to Friday’s district court sitting in Harristown.

Judge Kevin Kilrane directed that the defendant get psychiatric treatment while in custody.

Legal aid was granted.

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