Belfast Telegraph

Son freed over pensioner murder

A man arrested over the murder of his pensioner father in a retirement home has been released without charge.

Edward Boylan was stabbed to death with a sword in a senior citizen complex on Saturday afternoon before his flat was set on fire. His 29-year-old son was arrested within hours of the killing on the south side of Dublin's inner city.

A Garda spokesman said he has been released without charge.

"A file is being prepared to the Director of Public Prosecutions," he said.

Mr Boylan, 74, was found dead in bed by firefighters who were called to tackle the blaze in the first-floor flat in Ravensdale Close, Kimmage, which is owned by Dublin City Council.

The suspect was detained at Crumlin Garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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