A man has had his conviction for the murder of his infant son quashed, more than 15 years after he was found guilty.
It’s always been accepted that Yusuf Ali Abdi killed his 20-month-old son Nathan at their apartment in Kildare in 2001 - but what’s been in question is if he was insane at the time.
Mr Abdi – with a last address at the Elms, College Road, Clane– maintains he wasn’t guilty as he was psychotic at the time of the killing.
A number of experts for and against this were called at his original trial.
He was ultimately convicted of murder and jailed for life.
He has been admitted to the Central Mental Hospital multiple times.
Then, in 2013, he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and he brought the case back to the Court of Appeal.
That court has now ruled the newly discovered facts means his 2003 trial was unsatisfactory and the jury verdict unsafe.
As a result, his conviction has been quashed and a retrial ordered.
Mr Abdi, who is originally from Somalia, sat quietly with his head bowed throughout the judgement.
He gave no reaction when the decision was reached.
Reporting by Stephanie Rohan