MURDER ACCUSED BACK BEFORE COURTS
THE 32-YEAR-OLD man accused of murdering Dublin grandmother Patricia O’Connor, whose remains were found scattered across the Wicklow mountains, has been remanded in custody.
Kieran Green, with an address at Mountain View Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin, appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday. It was his third court appearance in respect of the charge.
Judge Blake remanded Green in continuing custody to appear again at Cloverhill on August 17.
He is charged with the murder of Patricia O’Connor. The killing allegedly took place at Mountain View Park between May 29 and May 30 last. Directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions have been sought.
The remains of Patricia O’Connor were recovered over several days.
On June 15, Green’s first court appearance, Det Gda Connolly had said Green was arrested at Bray Garda station at 11.28 a.m. that morning.
He replied ‘it was self-defence’ to the charge after caution.
He must apply to the High Court for bail on a murder charge and at his first hearing in June he had been remanded in custody to appear with an order for him to get medical attention.
He was also granted legal aid after the district court was told he was on social welfare and has an adult and four children as dependants.
Ms O’Connor (61) was first reported missing on June 2 last.
Later, her remains were discovered scattered in a 30km area across the Wicklow mountains.