Query over man’s abil­ity to plea to charges

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

PRO­CEED­ING with charges of as­sault against a man found not guilty by rea­son of in­san­ity of mur­der­ing his girl­friend in 2015 and is de­tained at the Cen­tral Men­tal Hospi­tal in Dun­drum was raised by his so­lic­i­tor.

“Will this case ever be pros­e­cuted,” asked Mr Ger­ard McGovern in re­spect of charges of as­sault­ing three prison of­fi­cers at Sligo Univer­sity Hospi­tal on Oc­to­ber 29 th 2015 against Oisin Con­roy (35) of St Joseph’s Ter­race, Boyle. He was found not guilty by rea­son of in­san­ity of mur­der­ing 23-year-old Natalie McGuin­ness from Easkey in Sligo on Oc­to­ber 28th 2015 and has been com­mit­ted to the Cen­tral Men­tal Hospi­tal since July 2017. Mr McGovern said it was agreed Con­roy was in­sane at the time and he could not see how he could be tried now when the as­saults arose from the same pe­riod of time. Judge Kil­rane agreed say­ing he couldn’t see how the pros­e­cu­tion should con­tinue. The case was put back to Oc­to­ber 25 th.

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