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Student pleads guilty to murder of Leo Carolan at Dublin flat

Carolan, 25, was killed in October 2016.

The scene on South Circular Road in October 2016
The scene on South Circular Road in October 2016
Image: Eamonn Farrell/

A STUDENT HAS pleaded guilty to the murder of a man who was stabbed to death at a Dublin flat in October 2016.

Charles Cleary, 24, of no fixed abode but from the Rathfarnham area of Dublin, pleaded guilty today at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Leo Carolan, 25, at a flat on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8 on 4 October 2016.

Cleary appeared briefly at the court where he was arraigned on the single charge.

Patrick Gageby, senior counsel for the prosecution, asked Justice Patrick McCarthy to remand Cleary in custody until 11 January for sentencing. He said the victim’s family would make a statement to the court on that date.

Read: Man accused of killing Leo Carolan has been accused of the attempted murder of another man

Read: Man charged with stabbing murder of 25-year-old student in Dublin

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