Keane Mulready Woods murder: Man, 50, appears court over dismembered teen

A man has appeared in court in relation to the murder and dismemberment of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods.

Gerard McKenna, 50, has been charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of another person in relation to the 17-year-old's murder.

McKenna, of Rathmullen Park in Drogheda, Co Louth, appeared before Drogheda District Court on Friday.

Wearing a black jacket, dark trousers, "sliders" and socks, McKenna did not speak during the brief hearing.

McKenna was arrested last week in relation to the investigation into the murder.

Sergeant Garda Peter Cooney told the court the defendant was re-arrested and charged on Thursday evening.

In reply to the charge, after caution, the court heard McKenna said “no thanks no”, reports the Irish Mirror.

Defence solicitor David Thompson said there was no application for bail.

The teenager, from Drogheda, was murdered and dismembered, with parts of his body dumped in two different areas of Dublin in January.

The teenager's limbs were found in a bag in Coolock, while other body parts were found in a burned-out car in Drumcondra.

His death has shocked Ireland due to its brutality, and has been condemned by politicians.

District Judge Eirinn McKiernan remanded McKenna in to custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Thursday, March 5.

Another man who was also arrested last week was released earlier this week without charge.

Gardai said a file on that man would be prepared and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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