Search

19 Aug 2022

Trial of Clonmel man accused of murdering 90 year-old retired farmer begins in Central Criminal Court

Trial of Clonmel man accused of murdering 90 year-old farmer begins in Central Criminal Court

A blood-stained hoodie found in the bedroom of a Clonmel man accused of murder contained the DNA of a 90-year-old retired farmer who was found dead in his Waterford home, a jury will hear.

Ross Outram (27) of Ferryland, Waterford Road, Clonmel has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Paddy Lyons (90) at Loughleagh, Ballysaggart, Lismore, Co Waterford at a time unknown between February 23 and 26, 2017.

His trial got under way this afternoon (Monday) at the Central Criminal Court after a jury of eight men and four women were sworn in by Mr Justice Michael White.

The trial is before Mr Justice Paul Coffey.

John O’Kelly SC, prosecuting, told the jury that a couple selling second-hand clothes - of whom Mr Lyons was a customer - went to Mr Lyons’s home on the afternoon of February 25, 2017 and the house wasn’t locked.

He said they found Mr Lyons’s body at around 4pm on that day.

He said: “It was immediately obvious that this man was either dead or in a bad way.”

Mr O’Kelly SC said: “He had injuries that were described by the pathologist as blunt force to the body with a traumatic brain injury, haemorrhage and shock.”

Counsel said the jury will hear evidence that one of Mr Lyons’s hip joints and ribs were fractured and that these injuries were the result of blunt force.

The trial continues.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.