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Ireland Teenager appears in court charged with killing of student Cameron Blair in Cork

20:40  25 january  2020
20:40  25 january  2020 Source:   thejournal.ie

Student, 20, who was tragically stabbed to death at Cork house party named locally as Cameron Blair

  Student, 20, who was tragically stabbed to death at Cork house party named locally as Cameron Blair His horrified friends immediately called an ambulance as the young men who had gate-crashed the party ran off , Cork Beo reports. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the young CIT student and he was rushed to Cork University Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.Cameron had been a very keen sportsman and this morning, Bandon Athletics Club paid tribute to the young man who had competed at local and national level with them, winning medals at West Cork, County, Munster and National levels.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Cameron Blair. © Bandon Rugby via Facebook Cameron Blair.

A TEENAGE BOY has appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court charged with the murder of a 20-year-old college student who was stabbed in the neck at a house party in the city earlier this month. 

The youth, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared in court shortly after 9pm yesterday where he was charged with the murder of Cameron Blair at Bandon Road in Cork city on 16 January. 

The court heard evidence of arrest charge and caution. 

Detective Garda Rory O’Connell  said the youth made no reply when the charge was put to him after caution at Togher Garda Station in the city at 8.15pm yesterday.

Student Cameron died acting as 'peacemaker'

  Student Cameron died acting as 'peacemaker' Tragic student Cameron Blair was killed in a brutal assault while acting as a peacemaker during a dispute between a group of teens at a house party in Cork last Thursday. Twenty-year-old Cameron, a second-year engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology, from Ballinascarty, west Cork, died after he was slashed in the neck during at a house party on the Bandon Road at about 9.20pm.Sources say a trio of youths, who have all since been identified and spoken to by gardai, gained entry to the party despite not being invited.

The youth, who is in his late teens,  did not speak during the brief hearing. He was wearing a black puffa jacket and pants. 

Judge Olann Kelleher granted free legal aid in the name of Eddie Burke solicitors. Free legal aid was granted because the youth does not work. 

Burke asked that his client receive any medical attention that is required while in detention. 

As the charge is murder an application for bail will made at a later date in the High Court. 

Judge Kelleher remanded the juvenile in custody to Oberstown detention centre until his next court appearance at Cork Children’s Court in Washington Street in the city on 31 January.

Members of the youth’s family were present in court for the short hearing. 

Cork student tragically dies in car crash while visiting family in India

  Cork student tragically dies in car crash while visiting family in India Muthamil Selvan Palanivel studies at Cork Institute of TechnologyMuthamil Selvan Palanivel, who was doing a Masters in Artificial Intelligence, was killed along with wife Nisha, his children Siddarth, seven, and Vaishnavi, one, and his mother in law Mallika in the accident.

Meanwhile, Cameron Blair will be laid to rest tomorrow. 

Bandon Rugby Club and Athletics Club are due to form a guard of honour at the funeral of Cameron,  a second year chemical engineering student, in St Peter’s Church in the West Cork town tomorrow.

Cameron was a former pupil of Bandon Grammar and Hamilton High School in the town. He was a native of Ballinascarthy and was well known in athletic and rugby circles. 

He was studying at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) at the time of his death.  

Cameron will be laid to rest at Kilbeg Cemetery after 2pm mass tomorrow . He is survived by his parents Noel and Kathy, and his brother Alan.

 CIT has been hit by two tragedies in recent days.  A memorial will be held next Monday for a MSC in Artificial Intelligence student who died in a car crash in his native India last week alongside his wife, two young children and mother-in-law. 

Remains of Cork student Cameron Blair (20) to be released back to his family today

  Remains of Cork student Cameron Blair (20) to be released back to his family today Remains of Cork student Cameron Blair (20) to be released back to his family today with his funeral to take place on Sunday.The Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) student died after suffering a stab wound to the neck while he was attending a house party last Thursday on the Bandon Road in Cork.Three young men had attended the social gathering uninvited.All three were in the process of being asked to leave when one lashed out at Mr Blair and he suffered his fatal injury.A senior garda source said they have made "significant progress" with their investigation over the past few days.

 Muthamil Selvan Palanivel (35) was involved in a fatal car crash in Ulundurpet. The accident also claimed the life of his wife Nisha, his children Siddarth (7) and one year old Vaishnavi and his mother in law Mallika.

CIT Students’ Union President Aaron Buckley says there is counselling available to anyone who is affected by these “unthinkable tragedies.”

Comments have been closed for legal purposes. 

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