MUR­DER AC­CUSED RE­TURNS TO COURT

Mid Louth Independent - - FRONT PAGE -

THE 18-year-old man charged with the mur­der of Cameron Reilly is due to ap­pear in court again this Thurs­day.

Aaron Connolly, from Wil­lis­town, Drum­car, was brought be­fore last Fri­day’s sit­ting of Drogheda District Court af­ter be­ing charged with mur­der the night be­fore.

Judge John Cough­lan re­manded the ac­cused man in cus­tody by con­sent to Clover­hill district court on Thurs­day. He will ap­pear via video link at 10am on the day.

De­fence solic­i­tor Peter Lav­ery said his client is not work­ing and is an ap­pro­pri­ate can­di­date for le­gal aid.

Det Sgt Fer­gal O’Toole gave ev­i­dence that at 6.04pm on Thurs­day, July 5, he ar­rested Aaron Connolly at Wil­lis­town, Drum­car, be­fore tak­ing him to Drogheda Garda Sta­tion, where, at 6.56pm, he charged him with the mur­der of Cameron Reilly (18) at Sham­rock Hill, Dun­leer, on Satur­day, May 26. Af­ter charge and cau­tion, the ac­cused made no re­ply.

An 18-year-old man ac­cused of mur­der­ing Dun­leer teenager Cameron Reilly is due to ap­pear in court again on Thurs­day.

Aaron Connolly, Wil­lis­town, Drum­car, was brought be­fore last Fri­day’s sit­ting of Drogheda district court af­ter be­ing charged with mur­der the night be­fore.

Det Sgt Fer­gal O’Toole gave ev­i­dence that at 6.04pm on Thurs­day, 5 July, he ar­rested Aaron Connolly at Wil­lis­town, Drum­car, be­fore tak­ing him to Drogheda garda sta­tion where, at 6.56pm, he charged him with the mur­der of Cameron Reilly (18) at Sham­rock Hill, Dun­leer, on Satur­day, 26 May, last.

Af­ter charge and cau­tion the ac­cused made no re­ply.

In­spec­tor John O’Fla­herty ap­plied for a re­mand in cus­tody to Clover­hill on Thurs­day, 12 July, at 10am via video-link.

De­fence solic­i­tor, Peter Lav­ery said his client is not work­ing and is an ap­pro­pri­ate can­di­date for le­gal aid.

Judge John Cough­lan re­manded Aaron Connolly in cus­tody by con­sent to Clover­hill district court on Thurs­day. He was granted le­gal aid. The body of Cameron Reilly, Beech­wood Es­tate, Dun­leer, a first-year stu­dent at Dun­dalk In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, was found in a field at River­vale in the town around 8.30am on 26 May.

His death has shocked the close knit com­mu­nity of Dun­leer.

He was a for­mer stu­dent of Scoil Ui Mhuiri in Dun­leer.

Aaron Connolly af­ter his court ap­pear­ance last week.

The late Cameron Reilly.

Aaron Connolly af­ter his ap­pear­ance in court last Fri­day

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