Judge orders psychiatric assessment of man accused of murdering mother

A judge has order a psychiatric report be carried out on a man accused of murdering his mother in County Wicklow.

21-year-old Bijan Afshar appeared before a special sitting of Bray District Court last night to face the charges.

The body of his mother, 50-year-old Lynn Cassidy, was discovered in a house in the Deepdales estate off the Southern Cross Road in Bray early Friday morning.

A post mortem revealed she died in violently.

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