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Man in court over Navan manslaughter

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court in Navan to face a manslaughter charge in connection with a death in the town last year.

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A CO MEATH man has appeared in court in Navan to face a charge of manslaughter today.

Jonathan Smith, 18, with an address at Windtown Crescent in Navan, appeared before Navan District Court this morning charged with the unlawful killing of Martin O’Gorman, 63, at Academy Street in the town on 21 June last year, RTÉ reports.

O’Gorman was found by the side of the road by a taxi driver in the early hours of 21 June last year after being assaulted. He was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, before being transferred to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital. However, he died of his injuries on 27th June – a week after being attacked.

Smith was remanded on custody with consent to bail.

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