The man charged with the murder of 89-year-old Matthew Healy at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork has been remanded to Cork Prison.
Dylan Magee of 30 Churchfield Green, Cork City appeared at Cork District Court this morning charged with one count of murder.
He is charged with the murder of Mr Healy at Room Two in St Joseph’s Ward at Mercy University Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.
In court this morning, Detective Garda Maurice O’Connor of the Bridewell Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.
He said Mr Magee made no reply when the charge was put to him.
The accused wore a white hoodie and black pants in court today and did not speak during the brief hearing.
Defence 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.
Reporting from Jamie O’Hara at Cork District Court.