Matthew Healy's mother appears...


Matthew Healy's mother appears in court charged with his murder

Kellie Murphy
Kellie Murphy

07:39 14 Feb 2024

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The mother of six-year-old Matthew Healy has appeared in court charged with his murder.

37-year-old Ruth Purcell Healy of Bishopsfield, Williamstown, Waterford city was brought before a special sitting of Waterford District Court last night.

Ruth Purcell Healy was charged with the murder of Matthew Healy on the 8th or 9th of February at Rathmoylan, Co Waterford.

Detective Sergeant David Shore told the court that Purcell Healy said “No thank you” when asked if she wanted to make a reply to the charge.

Bail cannot be applied for on a murder charge at District Court level- Judge Kevin Staunton remanded the accused in custody to Limerick Prison to appear before the court again next Tuesday via video link.

Matthew Healy died at University Hospital Waterford after he was discovered unresponsive in a car last Friday.

His Requiem mass takes place at midday today in Watergrasshill in County Cork.

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