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Man appears in court charged with murdering 89-year-old Cork hospital patient

Matthew Healy died after an alleged attack in hospital (Family handout/PA)
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A man has appeared in court charged with murdering an elderly man in a Cork hospital.

Dylan Magee, of Churchfield Green in Cork, appeared before Cork District Court on Tuesday morning charged with killing 89-year-old Matthew Healy.

The pensioner, from the Co Cork town of Berrings, was a patient at Mercy University Hospital and died in the early hours of Sunday.

Gardai were alerted to an incident at the hospital shortly after 5.30am.

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