Man appears in court charged with murder of Sligo mother

Mother-of-three Natalia Karaczyn’s body was discovered on the outskirts of Sligo Town on Tuesday

Man appears in court charged with murder of Sligo mother

Natalia Karaczyn. Image: Facebook

Updated 11.55am

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife in Sligo.

30-year-old Natalia Karaczyn’s body was discovered in the Holywell Road area on the outskirts of Sligo town on Tuesday.

The mother of three, who was originally from Poland, had been missing since early on Sunday morning.

Today her husband - 32-year-old Rafal Karaczyn of 90 Crozon Park in Sligo - appeared in court charged with her murder.

Dressed in a red hoodie, he sat with his head in his hands and was visibly upset throughout the hearing – and was comforted by members of Natalia’s family.

Sergeant Cathal Duffy told the court that the accused made no reply when he was arrested, charged and cautioned at Ballymote Garda Station shortly before 8pm last night.

His barrister asked that he be put on suicide watch while in custody – and the court heard this application was supported by the family of the deceased.

Judge Kevin Kilraine agreed and also granted him free legal aid.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court tomorrow.