Kilkenny man arrested in connection with murder of Irishman in Spain
A KILKENNY man has been arrested by Spanish police investigating the murder of an Irishman whose body was discovered buried in a shallow grave close to a motorway last week, KilkennyNow.ie has learned.
The man, who is in his 30s, was one of four people arrested and questioned by Spanish authorities in relation to the killing of Dubliner Carl Carr (pictured above), who had been missing for almost five months.
It is understood the other three suspects are a male Spanish national and two women.
Reports this morning claimed Carr (38) was murdered over a €200,000 debt to a major drug gang. However, the victim’s mother has claimed he was killed over a “love triangle” dispute.
Police found Carr’s body last week after the four suspects were arrested.
The Kilkenny native appeared in a Spanish court on Saturday in connection Carr’s murder. None of the four suspects still in custody have yet been charged under Spanish law. This is customary practice in Spain where formal charges are only laid shortly before trial.
Their status is that of ‘investigados’, a legal term in Spain literally meaning ‘under investigation’.
Carr’s body was discovered buried beside a motorway between Benijofar and Algorfa, a 20-minute drive from where he was last seen.
On Saturday Carr’s mother Marie confirmed police had told her the body found by Spanish police was that of her son. She insisted his killing had nothing to do with drugs and claimed it was due to a “romantic triangle”.
Carr was jailed for eight years in December 2008 after he and three other men were caught with cocaine and heroin valued at €1.4m in Raheny on Dublin’s northside.