22/05/2007

Psychiatrist charged over daughter's murder

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with murdering her teenage daughter at their family home in Kilkenny on 26 November 2006.

Lynn Gibbs, a psychiatrist from Killure, Gowran, County Kilkenny appeared at Dun Laoghaire District Court today. She made no reply when charged with the murder of her 16-year-old daughter Ciara.

Her father, Gerry and her brother who had just returned from an overnight trip discovered her in the bath, but attempts to resuscitate her failed.

Mrs Gibbs was also found collapsed near her daughter’s body.

Judge Clare Leonard ordered her to appear before the court on 29 May.

(JM/SP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

31 October 2019
Man Due In Court Over £460k Drug Find
A man is due in court on Thursday following the seizure of suspected cannabis worth an estimated £460,000 in north Belfast and Larne. The 54 year-old is charged with aiding and abetting the importation of a controlled drug and other drug related offences.
31 October 2019
Man Stabbed To Death In Bangor
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Bangor. The 47 year-old was attacked outside a property in Enterprise Court shortly after 1am this morning, Thursday 31 October. A 45 year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.
24 May 2018
Man Appears In Court Charged With Firearms Offences
A 49-year-old man has appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court charged in relation with a number of firearm offences. On Wednesday, Detectives from the PSNI's Criminal Investigation Branch, discovered a number of firearms during the search of a property in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast.
29 May 2007
Psychiatrist remanded over daughter's murder
A woman charged with murdering her teenage daughter at their family home in Kilkenny on 26 November 2006 has appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court. Lynn Gibbs, 46, a psychiatrist from Killure, Gowran, County Kilkenny was charged last week with the murder of her 16-year-old daughter Ciara.
28 May 2009
Coleraine Murder Accused In Court
Nine men have appeared in court charged in connection with the murder of Coleraine father-of-four Kevin McDaid, and the attempted murder of Damien Fleming at the weekend.