Updated: 11/01/18 : 07:06:05
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Louth murder suspect back before court today

An 18-year-old man is due back in court this morning charged with the murder of a Japanese man in Co Louth.

24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki was stabbed to death last week on Avenue Road in Dundalk.

Mohamed Morei appeared in court charged with his murder last Thursday, where the judge was told there have been issues with establishing his nationality.

The judge ordered he should receive the appropriate medical treatment while in custody.

The 18-year-old is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court this morning via video link for his second court appearance.

UPDATE:: 11.57am

When the case was called Judge Victor Blake was informed that Morei was not able to attend the hearing.

Defence counsel Aoife O’Halloran told the court that it was her understanding that Morei “was not fit to attend”.

Judge Blake said he had been furnished with a letter from a forensic psychiatrist at the Central Mental Hospital where the accused was undergoing medical treatment and he was unfit to attend the court hearing.

It was the doctor’s opinion that Morei would also be unfit to come to court in two weeks time, Judge Blake said.

He further remanded the accused in custody in his absence and adjourned the case until January 25 next when the case will be listed for mention.