Man charged in Latvian’s death in Ireland

Irish police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man from Latvia whose body was discovered March 24 in a house in Newbridge, southeast of Dublin in County Kildare.

A 42-year-old man has been charged in the death, according to Sgt. Gerry Curley of the Garda Press Office.

Neither the victim nor the suspect was named by Irish police.

The Latvian man’s body was taken to Naas General Hospital in nearby Naas, where a post-mortem examination determined that he had died from head injuries.

The suspect was arrested the same night the body was found, Curley said in a press release. The suspect has been charged under Ireland’s Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act. His next appearance in Naas District Court in County Kildare is scheduled April 1.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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