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Yousef Palani admits murdering Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo

On Monday, Yousef Palani, 23, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, pleaded guilty to the murders.
On Monday, Yousef Palani, 23, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, pleaded guilty to the murders. On Monday, Yousef Palani, 23, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, pleaded guilty to the murders.

A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the murders of two men in Sligo last year.

Aidan Moffitt, 42, and Michael Snee, 58, were found dead in their own homes in the town last April.

Mr Moffitt was a prominent businessman and a Fine Gael activist while Mr Snee was a retired care assistant.

Aidan Moffitt (left) and Michael Snee
Aidan Moffitt (left) and Michael Snee Aidan Moffitt, 42, left, and Michael Snee, 58, were both from Sligo (Garda/PA)

On Monday, Yousef Palani, 23, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, pleaded guilty to the murder of Mr Moffitt at Cartron Heights in the town on April 10, 2022, and the murder of Mr Snee at City View, Connaughton Road on April 12.

Appearing before the Central Criminal Court, Palani also pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm to another man, Anthony Burke, in an incident at Cleveragh Road, Sligo on April 9, 2022.

The accused had been due to go on trial later this year.

A sentence hearing has now been listed for October 23.