Second person charged in Latvian’s murder in Ireland

A 34-year-old man appeared Dec. 17 in an Irish court to face charges in the April murder of a 32-year-old Latvian man. He is the second person charged in the crime.

Renārs Tuleiko was found dead April 19 in a sports field at Thurles, a town of about 8,000 in south central Ireland. He had been stabbed between April 13 and 15, according to the Gardai, the Irish police.

His wife and two daughers remained in Latvia while Tuleiko worked in Ireland.

Radio Telefís Éireann identified the suspect as Kevin Keohan of Thurles. Gardai arrested the 34-year-old man on Dec. 13, but then released him without charge while a file was being prepared for the district prosecutor. Keohan appeared in Limerick District Court on Dec. 17 to face a charge of murder. He is due in court again on Dec. 20.

On Nov. 29, Victoria Moverley, 32, was charged with assaulting Tuleiko, according to media reports.

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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