Dylan Magee, 32, from Churchfield, was charged with murder in a court hearing today for the death of 89-year-old patient, Matthew Healy, at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday. Detective Garda Maurice O’Connor arrested Magee and brought him before the court.
The charge states that on January 22, Magee murdered Healy in Room 2 of St. Joseph’s Ward at the hospital. Magee was appointed a solicitor on free legal aid and was remanded in custody until January 30.
Healy’s family, including his two adult sons and daughter, are receiving counseling services provided by the hospital.