Partner of tragic Cabra mum charged with her murder

by Rachel Darcy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The partner of a woman found dead in her apartment in Cabra last Sunday, was charged with the murder of the mother-of-two on Tuesday.

Sean Nolan, who has an address at Ashington Crescent on the Navan Road, appeared in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday morning, charged with the murder of 32-year-old Amanda Carroll.

Her body was discovered by a young family member in her home at Homestead Court, Quarry Road on Sunday afternoon, shortly after 2:30pm.

A post-mortem found that she sustained serious injuries and ultimately died from strangulation. It was announced by Gardai on Monday evening following the post-mortem that they were conducting a murder investigation.

Nolan was arrested and detained at Mountjoy Garda Station on Sunday, before being charged with Carroll’s murder shortly after 1am on Tuesday morning. He stood silently during the brief hearing, dressed in a black hooded top and white t-shirt, with his arms crossed.

Detective Garda Aidan Flanagan said that when the charge of murder was put to Nolan, “he made no reply”.

He is now to remain in custody before appearing at Cloverhill District Court on October 30th. Legal aid was granted to 34-year-old electrician Nolan, but he has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charges.

Due to the serious nature of the charges, a bail application would have to be brought before the High Court.

Amanda, who was originally from the north inner city, had two sons, aged 16 and four. She had lived at the Homestead Court Apartments for the past 11 years and had previously studied child development at Marino College. She also worked in Marino at the time of her passing.

A number of local residents posted heartfelt tributes to the young mum online, with many saying she was a friendly face to the local community that would be sorely missed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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