Ireland Teen charged with murder of Japanese man in Dundalk stabbing 'not fit to attend' court hearing

14:11  11 january  2018
14:11  11 january  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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The scene in Dundalk after the attacks. Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie. AN 18-YEAR-OLD youth charged with the murder of a Japanese man in a stabbing in Dundalk last week was “ not fit to attend ” a court hearing today.

Angry scenes in Dundalk as teen is charged with murder of Japanese man . Armed Gardai as Mohamed Morei (18) is brought to Dundalk District Court where he was charged with the murder of a Japanese national yesterday…Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Mohamed Morei (18) arrives at Dundalk District Court © Provided by Irish Independent Mohamed Morei (18) arrives at Dundalk District Court

An 18-year-old youth charged with the murder of a Japanese man in a stabbing in Dundalk last week was “not fit to attend” a court hearing today.

Mohammed Morei, who was remanded in custody last week after he was charged with the murder of 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki, is under-going treatment in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), Judge Victor Blake was told.

Mr Sasaki was fatally stabbed on Avenue Road shortly before 9am on January 3 last.

Mr Sasaki from Ebina, west of Tokyo, worked at National Pen, a call centre in Dundalk, Co. Louth and had lived in Ireland for the past year.

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An 18-year-old has been charged with the murder of a Japanese man in Dundalk . A large crowd – some shouting abuse - gathered outside Dundalk District Court this evening as Morei was brought in for this hearing .

The court heard there’s an issue with determining the accused’s nationality. An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Japanese man in Co Louth. 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki was stabbed to death on Avenue Road in Dundalk yesterday morning.

Following his death, an Irish man was injured when he was stabbed a short time later on Coes Road in Dundalk. At 9.40am, gardai received a report that another local man was injured in an attack with a fence pole at Seatown Place.

Victim Yosuke Sasaki © Facebook Victim Yosuke Sasaki

Mr Morei, whose nationality has to be confirmed, was remanded in custody by Dundalk District Court on January 4 last after he was charged with the murder of Mr Sasaki. Garda Inspector Martin Beggy had said at the hearing that there was an issue with the defendant’s nationality which was undetermined at present.

A bail application will have to be made in the High Court because he is facing a murder charge.

Mohamed Morei (18) outside Dundalk District Court yesterday evening where he was charged with the murder of a Yosuke Sasaki. © Independent.ie Mohamed Morei (18) outside Dundalk District Court yesterday evening where he was charged with the murder of a Yosuke Sasaki. About 1,500 people crowded into Dundalk town centre earlier this week for a candle lit vigil to remember Mr Sasaki. A fund-raising drive in Ireland has also begun to cover the costs of his repatriation.

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The court heard there is an issue with determining the accused’s nationality. An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Japanese man in Co Louth. 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki was stabbed to death on Avenue Road in Dundalk yesterday morning.

An 18-year-old man who was remanded in custody last week after being charged with the murder of a Japanese man in Dundalk is undergoing treatment at the Central Mental Hospital. Mohammed Morei was due to face his second hearing at Cloverhill District Court today but when the case was called

Mr Morei was due to face his second hearing at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday, however, when the case was called Judge Victor Blake was informed that he was not able to attend the hearing.

  Teen charged with murder of Japanese man in Dundalk stabbing 'not fit to attend' court hearing © Independent.ie Defence counsel Aoife O’Halloran told the court that it was her understanding that Mr Morei “was not fit to attend”.

Judge Blake said he had been furnished with a letter from a forensic psychiatrist at the CMH where the accused was under-going medical treatment and he was unfit to attend the court hearing. It was the doctor’s opinion that Mr Morei would also be unfit to come to court in two weeks time, Judge Blake said.

He further remanded the accused in custody in his absence and adjourned the case until January 25 next when the case will be listed for mention. He also asked for an updated letter from the doctor and his team.

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'They cannot believe something like this happened in Ireland' - Friends of Japanese man killed in Dundalk stunned at murder .
A friend of the Japanese man stabbed to death in an attack in Dundalk has said he was a calm and gentle man who really liked living in Ireland. Yosuke Sasaki (24), died after being stabbed in the back as he made his way home from work on Avenue Road at around 9am on Wednesday. Two other men were attacked in the town shortly after Yosuke was stabbed.Mohammed Morei (18), has been charged with Yosuke’s murder.Family and friends of Yosuke are struggling to come to terms with his death.His pal Ken Sasaki, who is from Japan but became friends with Yosuke while they were both living in Ireland, said he is shocked and devastated.

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