Belfast Telegraph

PPS review attempted murder charge after Joleen death

Joleen Corr at home with her mother Carol
Joleen Corr at home with her mother Carol

The attempted murder charge in the case of Joleen Corr - who died on Thursday after being in a coma for 18 months - is set to be reviewed.

The 27-year-old was severely injured after the attack at her home in Downpatrick in 2016.

A spokesperson for the PPS said: "We have been informed of the very sad news of the death of the victim in this case.

“The attempted murder charge currently against a 32-year-old man is now to be reviewed. We will continue to keep the victim’s family informed of all significant developments in this case."

Belfast man Michael O'Connor has been charged in connection with the attack on Joleen. He pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and grievous bodily harm and is currently on remand.

O'Connor, originally from Westrock Grove, is understood to be Ms Corr's ex-partner.

No date has yet been set for his trial.

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