Man admits killing Melanie McCarthy-McNamara

Tuesday 02 July 2013 09.07
Melanie McCarthy-McNamara was shot in the head while sitting in a car on Brookview Way
Melanie McCarthy-McNamara was shot in the head while sitting in a car on Brookview Way

A Dublin man has admitted killing 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy-McNamara in Dublin last year.

Keith Hall, 24, of Kilmartin Drive, Tallaght pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Ms McCarthy-McNamara in Tallaght on 8 February, 2012.

Ms McCarthy-McNamara was shot in the head while sitting in a car on Brookview Way.

Brendan Grehan SC prosecuting told the Central Criminal Court the plea was acceptable to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Justice Paul Carney directed the preparation of victim impact statements and remanded Hall in custody for sentencing on 31 July.