Man charged in connection with fatal stabbing attack at Kerry funeral 1 month ago

Man charged in connection with fatal stabbing attack at Kerry funeral

The man will appear in court on Friday.

A man who was arrested in connection with a fatal assault carried out at a funeral in Kerry earlier this week has been formally charged.

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The man, aged in his 30s, will appear before Kenmare District Court on Friday morning, 7 October.

On Wednesday morning, Gardaí and emergency services attended the grounds of Rathass Cemetery in Tralee following reports of an altercation involving a group of people.

A man in his 40s was discovered with serious injuries as a result of a stabbing attack. He was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel.

The victim was later named locally as Thomas Dooley and his body was taken to University Hospital Kerry.

A woman in her 40s, Dooley's wife Siobhán, was also transferred to the same hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident to come forward and for any person with camera footage to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.