No charge for Irish householder as intruder dies after stabbing

Joe Gratz/flickr The man living in the Kilkenny apartment was…

Joe Gratz/flickr

The man living in the Kilkenny apartment was questioned by gardaí after being found with a knife in his hand and 21-year-old Kieran Monahan — one of two men taken from the scene with stab wounds — died later in hospital.

It has been confirmed by a number of sources that the DPP said no case should be brought against the man, aged in his 30s, arising from the incident.

It happened during a party on St Valentine’s night last year, four weeks after the 2011 Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act was brought into effect by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

It is understood the man who died and another man in his 20s had returned to the apartment following an earlier row there, and were trying to get back in.

Read more at The Irish Examiner

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