22-year-old man charged with murders of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo

Yousef Palani appeared before Sligo District Court at 4.45pm.

A MAN IN his 20s has appeared in court charged with the murders of Michael Snee and Aidan Moffitt in Sligo.

Yousef Palani, aged 22, of 10 Markievicz Heights, Sligo was charged with two murders and a Section 4 assault at the Sligo District Court this afternoon.

Palani appeared before Judge Sandra Murphy at 4.45pm, where solicitor Gerry McGovern asked for an “immediate” psychiatric assessment and that he be placed on suicide watch while in custody.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court again via video link on 21 April.

A 58-year-old man, Michael Snee, was found dead in his home in Sligo town on Tuesday night, while Aidan Moffitt, 42, was found dead on Monday night.

Both men had suffered serious physical injuries due to a physical assault.

With reporting by Garreth MacNamee in Sligo

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