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Donegal man committed to Central Mental Hospital

A Donegal man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia who attacked his parents with an axe has today been committed to the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin.

Julian Cuddihy (43) was accused of murdering his mother Kathleen (73) and father James (77) at their family home in Churchtown, Carndonagh, on October 22,  2014.

Earlier this month, Cuddihy pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and a jury delivered a unanimous verdict after less than an hour of deliberation at the Central Criminal Court.

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 Cuddihy, who believed that by killing his parents he was sending them to heaven, was today committed to the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) in Dundrum for inpatient care.

Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan ordered his committal on foot of a report by Dr Sally Lenihan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist based at the CMH in Dublin.

 

Julian Cuddihy pictured at an earlier court appearance

Julian Cuddihy pictured at an earlier court appearance

 

 

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