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Son charged with Polish woman’s murder

Tomasz Piotrowski was remanded in custody at Drogheda District Court.

The scene on the Clonmore Estate in Ardee, Co Louth, where Elzbieta Piotrowska was found dead on Tuesday (Niall Carson/PA)
The scene on the Clonmore Estate in Ardee, Co Louth, where Elzbieta Piotrowska was found dead on Tuesday (Niall Carson/PA)

A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his mother in Co Louth.

Tomasz Piotrowski, from Cherrybrook in Ardee, appeared before Drogheda District Court on Thursday.

His solicitor, Patrick Goodwin, said he had serious concerns about his client’s mental health and asked that he receive appropriate attention.

Mother-of-two Elzbieta Piotrowska, who was originally from Poland, was found dead at her home on the Clonmore Estate in Ardee on January 8.

The accused was arrested a short time later and taken to Drogheda garda station.

Sergeant Jim McCumiskey told the court that after Piotrowski was charged with murder at 9.21pm on Wednesday, he replied: “No comment.”

The accused, who wore a grey jumper, navy tracksuit bottoms and trainers, did speak during the short court hearing.

He was remanded into custody and is to appear in court again on January 17.

Judge John Cheatle said Piotrowski should receive all appropriate medical attention and granted him legal aid.

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