Query over man’s ability to plea to charges
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.