The judge hearing the case of a teenage boy who allegedly killed Lorna Woodnutt in Tullamore, has warned the public not to share or even view the video of the murder currently circulating on social media.
Gardai have appealed for people not to share horrendous footage that has been posted to social media of a woman being murdered allegedly by a 16-yr-old boy in her own home in Tullamore.
Gardai have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Co. Offaly. She has been named as Lorna Woodnutt.
The incident happened at a private residence near Tullamore on Friday afternoon. It’s understood that she was attacked and sustained vicious injuries.
A 16-yr-old boy has been charged with her murder. It’s understood that attack was recorded and posted to social media.
Gardai have asked people not to share the incident if they receive it on social media with the judge in the case reminding people that they could face a €12,000 fine or up to three years in prison if they shared the video and the boy was identified.
He advised people not view it and just delete it as it was too graphic and harmful, especially for children.
Judge Andrew Cody remanded the accused teenager to Oberstown Child Detention Campus. He will appear before the court again next Wednesday, 4 October – via video link at 10.15am, reports RTE.
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