Belfast Telegraph

Woman held in murder probe released

A woman arrested over the murder of an elderly man she knew has been released without charge.

The 50-year-old woman, detained after Walter Plunkett was found dead in the garden of his Co Wexford home, was freed after being questioned for more than a day.

She was also psychologically assessed while in custody.

A Garda spokesman said a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Plunkett, 84, from Ballyedmond, Monamolin, died on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination showed that he died from asphyxiation and that he may have been suffocated.

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