Two released without charge in connection to Limerick coldcase murder


TWO men arrested last week by Gardai in connection with the murder of a Limerick teenager 13 years ago were released without charge.

Gardai detained a man in his late 30s last Tuesday, 10 September, for questioning about the fatal shooting of Aidan Kelly, aged 19.

Mr Kelly was gunned down and he was found in a critical condition, but still alive, by emergency services, at Blackwater, Ardnacrusha, on May 10, 2006.

A rifle and Mr Kelly’s silver Opel Astra were also located by Gardai at the scene, however, Gardaí do not believe this firearm was used by the shooter.

Mr Kelly was pronounced dead at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle later that night.

He was known to Gardaí and had a number of convictions for road traffic offenses and public order, but was not regarded as a serious criminal.

“The male in his late 30s arrested on Tuesday 10th September 2019 in relation to this incident was released without charge this evening Saturday 14th September 2019. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions,” a Garda spokesman later confirmed.

A man in his late 60s arrested last Wednesday, 11th September, and also questioned by Gardai in connection with the murder investigation, was also released without charge, pending a file to the DPP.

“Gardaí investigating this incident are appealing to anyone who has information, no matter how insignificant they may think it is, to contact Henry Street Garda Station on (061) 212 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station,” the spokesman added.