Son Charged With Mother's Death

A 31-year-old male has been charged with assaulting and causing severe harm to his mother who was killed in an incident at her home in Co Kilkenny last Friday.

Niall Stapleton from Kilfane, Thomastown, was arrested after the funeral of his mother, Siobhán Stapleton, 51.

He was brought before Kilkenny district court today.

There was no application for bail and he has been remanded in custody.

He is to appear in Killkenny court next Tuesday.


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