Man charged with mur­der of gen­tle gi­ant

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By SI­MON BROUDER

A LITHUA­NIAN man has been charged with the mur­der of ‘gen­tle gi­ant’ Dmitry Hrynke­vich in a Tralee es­tate three years ago.

Mr Hrynke­vich – who stood an im­pos­ing 7 feet and 6 inches in height – died at Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal Kerry on Oc­to­ber 2, 2015.

He had been found with se­ri­ous head in­juries in the front gar­den of a house in the Killeen Woods Es­tate in Tralee two days ear­lier.

The de­ceased – who was due to cel­e­brate his 25th birth­day just weeks later – was often de­scribed as a ‘gen­tle gi­ant’ and was known all over the county due to his re­mark­able stature.

On Tues­day morn­ing at a prop­erty in The Ker­ries, gar­daí ar­rested a Lithua­nian na­tional in con­nec­tion with Mr Hrynke­vich’s death.

Arnoldas Ivanauskas, with an ad­dress at Park­lands, Tralee, was brought be­fore Kil­lar­ney Dis­trict Court on Tues­day morn­ing charged with the mur­der of Mr Hrynke­vich at Killeen Woods, Tralee.

Judge David Wa­ters heard that when he was cau­tioned and for­mally charged with the mur­der of Mr Hrynke­vich Mr Ivanauskas made no re­ply.

Det Sergeant Ernest Hen­der­son said that the State’s ap­pli­ca­tion was for a re­mand in cus­tody overnight at Tralee Garda Sta­tion. The ap­pli­ca­tion was granted.

Judge Wa­ters ap­proved free le­gal aid for the de­fen­dant who is rep­re­sented by Tralee solic­i­tor Pat Mann. Mr Ivanauskas was brought be­fore Tralee Dis­trict Court on Wed­nes­day where he was fur­ther re­manded in cus­tody to Cork Prison.

Arnoldas Ivanauskas at Tralee Court House on Wed­nes­day.

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