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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.

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