The man arrested in connection with the discovery of the body of a Castlebar farmer on Sunday evening has been charged.

He is due to appear before Castlebar District Court shortly.

83 year old John Brogan lived alone in a cottage at Pheasant Hill, Cloonkeen, Castlebar and his body was discovered at his home, after a fire.

The Emergency services were called to his house at about 6.30pm on Sunday evening last, after flames were seen coming from the dwelling.

John’s body was discovered in the house with a number of gunshot wounds

Shortly afterwards a local man in his 60s was arrested by gardai and brought to Castlebar Garda Station for questioning.

The property was sealed off for a garda forensic investigation yesterday and the Assistant State Patholigist Dr Margot Bolster carried out a preliminary investigation of the body at the house.





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