Roy Webster remanded in custody until June 25th

A 38-year-old man who is charged with the death of Wicklow woman Anne Shortall has been remanded in custody until June 25th.

Roy Webster, with an address at Ashbree, Ashford, Co Wicklow, appeared at Cloverhill District Court today where Judge Victor Blake remanded him is custody until a book of evidence is prepared.

It was Webster’s fourth appearance in court since he was charged with Ms Shortall’s death on April 3rd.

At his first court appearance at Bray District Court, it was heard that Webster made no reply when he was charged with the death of the Rathnew woman.

Ms Shortall was last seen alive in Wicklow Town on April 3rd and after extensive searches by Gardai and the local community, her body was discovered four days later.

The body of the 47-year-old was discovered under tarpaulin in a shed outside Killoughter.

A post mortem examination, carried out by Dr Marie Cassidy, at Loughlinstown Hospital found that the mother-of-three had suffered serious head injuries.

Webster was charged with her murder in Wicklow Garda Station on April 3rd.

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