‘We don’t have enough ev­i­dence in Cahillane case’

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

THERE is not suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence to bring any­one to jus­tice for the James Cahillane mur­der ac­cord­ing to Supt My­ers. But gar­daí are not let­ting up in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Three files have been sent to the DPP seek­ing di­rec­tion but none have re­sulted in a pros­e­cu­tion.

James Cahillane’s body was found in his burnt-out house around 2.05am on April 19, 2012. It was at first thought to be a death due to an ac­ci­den­tal fire but was later re­clas­si­fied as mur­der. “We don’t have suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence to bring some­one be­fore the court on it. I have met the fam­ily on two, if not three times. I hope they un­der­stand where we are com­ing from. Every­one is pre­sumed in­no­cent in this coun­try un­til they are found guilty.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing and we did peer-topeer re­view with a se­nior de­tec­tive of­fi­cer in Lim­er­ick to over­view the case to see if any­thing was missed.

“That in­ves­ti­ga­tion is open and I have as­sured the fam­ily and the fam­ily will be kept up to date. The chal­lenge is to bring it to a suc­cess­ful con­clu­sion.”

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