A 28-year-old man “shook his head and didn’t answer” when he was accused of murdering his father Stefan Nivelles Posschier, who was found dead at his home in Co Westmeath last month.
Oss O’Rourke, who is of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody after appearing before Judge Bernadette Owens at Mullingar Circuit Court this morning.
Belgian-born fortune teller Stefan Nivelles Posschier, 65, was found dead at his home in Rattin, a rural town between Kinnegad and Milltown Pass, on October 25.
A post-mortem was conducted while detectives from Mullingar Garda Station began a murder investigation.
They got Mr O’Rourke to appear before Judge Owens at Mullingar Circuit Court.
Detective Sergeant David Donnelly testified that Mr O’Rourke was arrested at 10.10am, charged and cautioned.
He is accused of murdering Stefan Nivelles Posschier in his home between October 24 and 25, contrary to customary law.
Detective Sergeant Donnelly told the court that “in response to the charge after being cautioned, he made no reply and shook his head”.
Mr. O’Rourke was then given a copy of the indictment.
During the brief hearing, the defendant, dressed in a black top, navy sweatpants and brown shoes, stood face forward with his hands behind his back.
His attorney Kate McGhee (Tracy Horan & Co Solicitors) successfully applied for legal aid because her client was not working.
Judge Owens also granted her request for an extension of legal aid “to cover an independent psychiatric report.”
Mr. O’Rourke did not address the court but whispered to his attorney as she presented the psychiatric report request.
He was remanded in Cloverhill Prison to appear again via video link at Mullingar District Court on November 17.
The District Court does not have the power to consider bail in murder cases requiring an application to the High Court.
Psychic Stefan has been in Ireland for over 20 years.
He had lived in south Dublin before settling in Co Westmeath.
Mr. Posschier was known for his work as a psychic, clairvoyant and shamanic healer.
Under the stage name Stefan De Guylianhe, he gave tarot card readings in cities across the country.
He was buried at the weekend after a funeral service.
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