Waterford murder trial told about blood-like substance at Paddy Lyons' home

Paddy Lyons.

A Waterford murder trial has heard there was a blood-like substance on the front door where a 90-year-old man was found dead.

The body of retired farmer Paddy Lyons was found at his home in Lismore two years ago.

28-year-old Ross Outram of Ferryland, Waterford Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. has pleaded not guilty to his murder.

Ross Outram.

The court has already heard that 90-year-old Paddy Lyons, who lived alone, was found dead at his home in Ballysaggart, Lismore, Co. Waterford in February 2017.

Detective Garda Joe Wyse told the jury he arrived at the scene and noticed a damaged padlock at the entrance to his property.

He also saw skid marks on the ground.

When he arrived at the house itself the detective said he saw an elderly man slumped in a chair facing the entrance.

He said there appeared to be a blood-like substance on the door to the house, the front and rear window and on a phone.

He told the jury one of the paramedics told him there was a deep laceration to the head of the deceased man.

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