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Kenneth O'Brien death: Paul Wells charged with canal body murder

Last month, police recovered Kenneth O'Brien's dismembered remains from the Grand Canal in Kildare and in Dublin Image copyright RTE
Image caption Last month, police recovered Kenneth O'Brien's dismembered remains from the Grand Canal in Kildare and in Dublin

A man has been charged with the murder of Kenneth O'Brien, whose dismembered body parts were found in the Grand Canal in the Republic of Ireland.

Mr O'Brien, 33, was reported missing from his Dublin home on 15 January.

His torso was found the following day in the canal near Ardclough in Kildare and other remains were later found in other locations in Kildare and Dublin.

Paul Wells, 48, of Barnamore Park in Finglas, was charged with his murder at Dublin District Court on Friday night.

A sergeant told the court that he had arrested Mr Wells and charged him with murder at Naas police (Garda) station in County Kildare at about 17:15 local time on Friday.

The judge remanded the accused in custody until 18 February.

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