The man charged with the murder of 89-year-old Matthew Healy at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork City on Sunday morning has been remanded to Cork Prison.
30-year-old Dylan Magee of Churchfield Green, Cork City appeared at Cork District Court this morning charged with one count of murder.
He is charged with the murder of 89-year-old Matthew Healy in Room 2, St Joseph’s Ward, Mercy University Hospital on the 22nd of January.
Detective Garda Maurice O’Connor of the Bridewell Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, charge, and caution.
Detective O’Connor said Magee made no reply when the charge was put to him.
Dylan Magee wore a white hoodie and black pants in court today and did not speak during the brief hearing
Defense solicitor Frank Buttimer said his client is in receipt of a disability allowance and requested free legal aid, which was granted.
He also said Mr. Magee has certain medical difficulties of a psychiatric nature and requested that he receive all necessary medical treatment while in custody.
Judge Olann Kelleher remanded the accused in custody to appear before the court again next Monday via video link from Cork Prison.
The incident happened in Room 2, St Joseph’s ward of the Mercy University Hospital after 5:30 am on Sunday.