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Anthony Keegan and Eoin O'Connor

Woman charged after being extradited from South Africa over murders of two men in 2014

Ruth Lawrence is charged with the murder of two men aged 32 and 33.

LAST UPDATE | 25 May 2023

A 42-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at Trim District Court this evening charged with the murder of two men in 2014.

Ruth Lawrence, with an address at Patrick’s Cottage, Ross, Mountnugent, Meath, is charged with the murder of Eoin O’Connor (32) and Anthony Keegan (33) on dates unknown between 22 April and 26 May 2014, at a place unknown in the State.

The accused, dressed in a white blouse, black jacket and check trousers, did not speak during the short hearing before Judge Cormac Dunne.

Detective Garda Ray Flynn gave evidence of having arrested Lawrence at Dublin Airport at 5.15pm this evening and then charging her at Trim Garda Station at 7.45pm. He said that she did not make any reply after caution. Defending solicitor Danielle O’Sullivan sought and was granted free legal aid on behalf of her client.

Court Presenter Sergeant Peter Clarke sought a remand in custody to appear at the Central Criminal Court of Justice by video link next Tuesday, 30 May 30th.

The accused did not speak during the brief hearing. Three members of the accused’s family sat at the back of the courtroom.