Man charged in connection with mother’s death remanded to hear DPP directions

September 26, 2022

A German man charged in connection with a fire in which his mother was killed has been remanded in custody.

Letterkenny District Court was told that the Director of Public Prosecutions will give directions in the case on October 10th next.

The remains of a woman in her 80s was found at the house following a fire on April 12th last in the village of Doochary.

Her son, German national Guenter Lohse, was arrested a short time later and has been in custody since.

The 61 year old, who is on remand in Castlerea Prison, is charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

The accused appeared by videolink today.