Limerick Man Dies After Assault In Home

A 48-year-old man has died as a result of serious injuries he received in his own home after a serious assault.

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation into the attack during which, Limerick man Joe O'Donnell, 48, of Hyde Road, suffered serious head wounds in the early hours of Friday morning.

He passed away at the Mid Western Regional Hospital on Saturday evening.

A post-mortem examination, carried out by assistant state pathologist Dr Khalid Jaber yesterday, has led to gardai based in Roxboro having now launched a murder investigation.

A 22-year-old man, who was known to the victim, was arrested on Friday morning shortly after gardai found Mr O'Donnell lying unconscious at his home on the Hyde Road.

He was released without charge late on Saturday with a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardai believe they were alerted to a disturbance at Joe O'Donnell's home at around 3am on Friday morning. They were assured at that time by the occupants that everything was under control.

When officers went back to the address at 11am, Mr O'Donnell was unconscious with what appeared to be serious head injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Roxboro Garda Station on 061 214 340.


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