A 21-year-old man has pleaded responsible to the manslaughter of a person who died after his home was set on fireplace 5 years in the past.
Aaron McDonagh had been charged with the homicide of Gerry Marron (61) at St Macartans Villas, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan on March twenty first, 2016. He pleaded not responsible to the cost on the Central Prison Court docket however responsible to Mr Marron’s manslaughter.
He additionally pleaded responsible to committing arson with out lawful excuse on the identical date on the similar deal with.
Prosecution counsel Shane Costelloe SC stated the plea was acceptable to the Director of Public Prosecutions on a full details foundation.
Michael Lynn SC, defending, stated the accused was 16 on the time of the incident and requested the court docket to direct a probation service report, which included his household background.
Mr Justice White agreed and likewise requested a sufferer affect assertion earlier than remanding McDonagh in custody till June 14th, when a sentence listening to is to happen. The case had initially been fastened for trial on July nineteenth and Mr Costelloe stated that date may now be vacated.