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Sligo: Man in his 20s charged with murders of two men in Irish town | World News

A man in his 20s has appeared in court charged with the murders of two men in Ireland.

Aidan Moffitt, 42, and Michael Snee, 58, were found dead in their own homes in Sligo on the west coast earlier this week.

Yousef Palani, 22, who lives in the same town, was remanded in custody after appearing at Sligo District Court charged with their murders and the assault of another man.

He was heckled and shouted at by crowds as he was escorted into court.

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Aiden Moffitt and Michael Snee were found with ‘significant injuries’ in their homes

He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after the discovery of Mr Snee’s body in his apartment at around 10.30pm on Tuesday.

Mr Snee had been subjected to “serious physical assault and had suffered significant injuries”, Garda superintendent Aidan Glacken said.

Mr Moffitt’s body was discovered in his house in Cartron Heights at around 8.30pm on Monday. He had also suffered “significant physical injuries”, Gardai reported.

Mr Moffit worked in the property sector and was a peace commissioner for his local area, as well as an activist for Fine Gael.

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Possible hate-related motive in Sligo murders

Gardai are also investigating a third recent incident in the Sligo area as part of the murder investigations.

The murders have shocked the small town, with vigils planned across the island in memory of the two men.

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