GILT BARBER AND BARROLL The owner of a barber shop in Co Mayo has pleaded not guilty to murdering two barrows he owned, including one that was valued at more than €2 million.
Barry Molan pleaded not down at the High Court in Kilkenny today, having pleaded not criminally responsible.
He has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
He faces trial in Kilmarnock, Co Meath, next year.
He was last in court in August and was not in court today.
Mr Molan, who had been unemployed for more than a year, owned a barbershop in Barrow, Co Mayo, on the outskirts of Galway, for about six years.
His wife, Michelle, had been a barkeeper in a hotel.
She was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who is now on trial for her murder.
She is believed to have been killed with a hammer, having been stabbed in the chest.
His business was the biggest barber in the area.
His former business partner, Joe, said Mr Mlanos son, John, was devastated by the deaths of his father and mother.
The two men were lovers.
Mr John said Mr McManus had been in love with him for a while and he was in love for a long time.
Mr McLanss death devastated the family.
“He was a fantastic barber,” Mr McMichael said.
He said the two men lived together.
The court heard the couple had two daughters.
The family has been in court for two days to hear the case.