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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
Photocall Ireland Melanie McCarthy-McNamara died after being shot in the head while sitting in a car last February.
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17-year-old due in court over murder of Tallaght teenager
The boy will appear at Tallaght District Court this morning, charged with the murder of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara.

A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY will appear before a court in Dublin this morning charged with the murder of a 16-year-old girl seven months ago.

The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be charged with the murder of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara at Tallaght District Court.

The 16-year-old was shot on February 8, while sitting in a car on Brookview Way.

She was removed to Tallaght Hospital where she died a short time later.

RTÉ News reported that the accused will turn 18 this coming Thursday.

He will be the second person to be charged in relation to Melanie’s death; 23-year-old Keith Hall was charged two weeks after Melanie’s death.