Husband of Jean Eagers formally charged with her murder
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Husband of Jean Eagers formally charged with her murder

THE HUSBAND of Jean Eagers, the Dublin woman killed in an attack involving a Samurai sword, has been formally charged with her murder. 

The 57-year-old mother-of-two died at the scene of the incident at her house in Willow Wood Grove, Hartstown, north Dublin on the morning of Sunday, June 21. 

William Eagers has today been formally charged with the killing and producing a Samurai sword. 

The 60-year-old has been remanded in custody for the past week, with the majority of that time spent in hospital receiving treatment for injuries suffered following the incident involving his wife. 

A family member first raised the alarm of an incident at the family home early on the Sunday. 

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The Garda Armed Support Unit was ultimately required to gain forced entry into the house following a lengthy stand-off with Irish police. 

Eagers was found inside with serious injuries. 

Despite the best efforts of emergency services personnel at the scene, she was pronounced dead a shortly after. 

William Eagers was arrested at the home. It was also reported that several weapons, including a meat cleaver and Samurai sword, were recovered from the scene. 

A taxi driver by trade, Mr Eagers was held at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section four of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.  

This period of detention was subsequently suspended so he could receive medical treatment for serious injuries. 

Mr. Eagers spent a total of nine days in hospital before police questioning resumed. 

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He was today charged with murder. 

The defendant has yet to indicate how he will plead. 

No bail was set as the district court cannot grant bail in murder cases.