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Man (29) appears in court charged with the murder of Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy

Logan Jackson “made no reply” when charged with the killing, the court heard.

Kevin Sheehy
Kevin Sheehy
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A 29-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Limerick District Court, charged with the murder of Irish champion boxer Kevin Sheehy.

Logan Jackson with an address at Longford Road, Coventry, in England, “made no reply” when charged with the killing, the court heard.

There was a heavy garda presence at the court, and a large crowd attended courtroom no six for the brief hearing.

Detective Garda Pat Whelan gave evidence before Judge Marian O’Leary of arresting Jackson at 8.21pm yesterday, at Roxboro Road garda station.

He told the court he “formally charged Mr Jackson with the murder of Kevin Sheehy” at 8.36pm last night at Roxboro garda station.

Detective Garda Whelan said when charged with the killing, Jackson “made no reply”.

Con Barry, solicitor for the accused, said he had “no questions” regarding evidence given about the arrest, charge and caution of his client.

Jackson, who wore a grey trousers and black hooded top, did not speak during the brief hearing, which lasted less than two minutes.

Details of the alleged murder were not heard.

Courtroom no 6 was thronged with up to 30 uniformed and plainclothes gardai.

Gardaí involved in the ongoing murder probe attended the hearing, including Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche and Superintendent Brian Sugrue who are leading the investigation.

Members of Sheehy’s family, and other supporters also attended the hearing.

A group of women shouted at the accused as he was remanded in custody.

Jackson was granted free legal aid and remanded in custody.

He was then delivered by garda escort to Limerick Prison, located a few yards from the courthouse, where he will be held on remand.

A large group of people stood outside the prison entrance gates after the hearing ended.

Mr Jackson is scheduled to appear before Limerick District Court again on 9 July.

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