Investigation

Man Due In Court Over Murder Of Derry Coakley

David Layde
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A man, in his sixties, is due for at a special sitting of Bandon District Court. A man is due to appear before the court today over the murder of Derry Coakley.

Derry Coakley (58) was killed after a shooting took place at Raleigh North, Macroom, Co Cork on Tuesday night.

Even though Mr Coakley was seriously injured, he was able to signal the alarm by phoning a friend and then left the scene by a tractor. However, roughly 300 metres along the remote roadway, Mr Coakley’s tractor crashed into a wall as his condition became worse.

Yesterday, a post-mortem was undertaken on Mr Coakley’s body and Gardaí are awaiting the results before deciding the direction of their investigation.

According to The Independent, It is believed that Mr Coakley had travelled from Macroom, where he lived with his mother, to the plot of land earlier that night. While he was there, a shotgun was fired and Mr Coakley was shot.

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