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Tina Satchwell’s husband is reportedly isolated in prison and being checked on every 15 minutes




Accused murderer Richard Satchwell has been isolated and placed under “special observation” as he lands in prison, reports The Mirror.

The Irish Mirror has learned that Satchwell is kept separate from other inmates and checked on by staff every 15 minutes.

Satchwell, 57, is understood to be being held on Limerick Prison’s E Landing – a short corridor that houses two other inmates.

The ruling came after his attorney, Eddie Burke, recommended his client seek medical care in prison.

Satchwell is due to appear at Clonmel District Court tomorrow via video link.

Satchwell, wearing a black T-shirt and gray sweatpants, kept his head down as he entered the courtroom just before 10:30 a.m. in front of a large media crowd, reports The Mirror.

A tattoo of the word Tina in the heart of love was visible on her right arm.

Satchwell sat in the back of the courtroom and remained silent throughout the brief hearing.

Relatives of 45-year-old Tina were also present at the hearing.

Giving evidence of arrests, charges and warnings, Detective Garda David Kelleher of Cobh Garda Station said he charged Satchwell with murder at Cobh Garda Station on Friday, October 13 at 8.03pm.

This week remains discovered behind a wall under a staircase at a city property were identified as hers, reports The Mirror.

The discovery comes after police reinvestigated the case earlier this year and upgraded the case from a missing person case to a homicide investigation.

Previously, a missing person case involved more than 400 lines of inquiry, more than 200 hours of surveillance and Interpol.

But no trace of Tina was found, reports The Mirror.

Gardaí this week used mini excavators and a sniffer dog to search a property on Grattan Street in the town.

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