Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stephen Silver arriving to Castlerea District Court last week where he was formally charged with Detective Garda Colm Horkan’s murder.

Stephen Silver, the man accused of murdering Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Castlerea last week, is due back in court tomorrow (Friday).
The 43-year-old was charged with the Charlestown native’s killing at a late-night sitting of Castlerea District Court on Friday last.
Silver, a native of Roscommon but with an address at Aughaward in Foxford, was remanded in custody by Judge Alan Mitchell and is due to appear before Harristown Court via video link this Friday for service of the book of evidence.
At last week’s special court sitting, evidence of arrest, charge and caution was heard from Garda Helen Gillen.
Mr Silver’s solicitor requested that appropriate medical treatment be provided to his client. He also requested that an appropriate medical assessment be carried out and that details of the assessment be provided to the court and the prosecution.
The accused kept his head in his hands for most of the short hearing. However, at the end of the proceedings, he said “unreal” and “I had no firearm”.
Judge Mitchell directed that the defendant be provided with appropriate medical treatment and that he be medically assessed.

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