A 32 year old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife in Sligo.

Natalia Karaczyn's body was discovered on the outskirts of the town on Tuesday.


The mother of three who was originally from Poland had been missing since early on Sunday morning.

The 30 year old's body was discovered in the Holywell Road area two days later.

Today her husband 32-year-old Rafal Karaczyn of Crozon Park in Sligo appeared in court charged with her murder.

Dressed in a red hoodie he sat with his head in his hands and was visibly upset throughout the hearing, and was comforted by members of Natalia's family.

Sergeant Cathal Duffy told the court that the accused made no reply when he was arrested, charged and cautioned at Ballymote Garda Station shortly before 8 o'clock last night.

His barrister asked that he be put on suicide watch while in custody, and the court heard this application was supported by the family of the deceased.

Judge Kevin Kilraine agreed and also granted him free legal aid.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court tomorrow.


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