Man charged with murder of Eugene Gillespie
on 30/09/2012 15:58:16
Simon McGinley of Connaughton Road, in Sligo appeared at a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court this afternoon, charged with killing 67-year-old Mr Gillespie at Old Market Street in Sligo between September 19 and 21.
Ocean FM's Niall Delaney, reporting from Carrick-on-Shannon, said the court was told that McGinley had handed himself into gardaí voluntarily on Friday night, in a distraught state.
Inspector Jim Delaney gave evidence of arresting and charging McGinley with murder at 1.15am this morning, to which McGinley responded: 'Guilty.'
An application to have the accused placed on suicide watch was made by his legal representative.
Judge Kevin Kilrane said McGinley should be given a full psychiatric assessment and only then, if required, should he be placed on suicide watch.
There was no application for bail and the accused was remanded in custody to Castlereagh Prison to appear in court again on Thursday next.
McGinley sobbed as he briefly spoke with members of his family at the back of the court, before he was led away.