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Man charged over St Otteran's Hospital, Waterford, murder

St Otteran's Psychiatric hospital home Image copyright RTE
Image caption A woman died near a residential home on the grounds of St Otteran's Hospital on Friday evening.

A man has been charged with the murder of a female patient at a Waterford psychiatric hospital.

Paul Cuddihy, 36, of St Otteran's Hospital, John's Hill, Waterford, appeared before Waterford District Court on Sunday evening.

Marie O'Brien, a 55-year-old mother of three, died near a residential home on the grounds of St Otteran's Hospital on Friday evening.

The court heard the defendant replied "no comment" when he was charged.

A judge directed that the defendant receive medical and psychiatric attention and remanded him in custody until next Tuesday.

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