Man charged with killing champion boxer Kevin

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The late boxer, Kevin Sheehy of St. Franics Boxing Club, Limerick, during the launch of the Liffey Crane Hire Elite Boxing Championship at the National Stadium in Dublin last year. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
The late boxer, Kevin Sheehy of St. Franics Boxing Club, Limerick, during the launch of the Liffey Crane Hire Elite Boxing Championship at the National Stadium in Dublin last year. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

A 29-year-old man appeared at Limerick District Court this morning, Wednesday, July 3, charged with the murder of Irish champion boxer Kevin Sheehy.

Logan Jackson, with an address at Longford Road, Coventry, England, made no reply when the charge was read out to the court.

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There was a heavy Garda presence at the courthouse in Mulgrave Street and a large crowd was in courtroom no 6 for the brief hearing.

Detective Garda Pat Whelan gave evidence to Judge Marian O’Leary of arresting Mr Jackson at 8.21pm on Tuesday at Roxboro Road Garda station.

He told the court he “formally charged Mr Jackson with the murder of Kevin Sheehy” at 8.36pm last night at Roxboro garda station.
Detective Gda Whelan said when charged with the killing, Mr Jackson made no reply.

Con Barry, solicitor for the accused, said he had no questions about evidence given about the arrest, charge and caution of his client.

Mr Jackson, who wore a grey trousers and black hoody, did not speak during the brief hearing, which lasted less than two minutes.

Up to 30 uniformed and plainclothes Gardaí were present and details of the alleged offence were not heard.

Gardaí involved in the ongoing murder investigation were in attendance including Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche and Superintendent Brian Sugrue who are leading the investigation.

Members of Mr Sheehy’s family and other supporters also attended the hearing. A group of women shouted at the accused as he was remanded in custody.

Mr Jackson was granted free legal aid and remanded in custody.

He was then taken by Garda escort to Limerick Prison, just a few yards from the courthouse, where he will be held on remand.

A large group of people stood outside the prison entrance gates after the hearing ended.

Mr Jackson is due to appear before Limerick District Court again on July 9.