Psychiatric assessment completed on Yousef Palani

It’s being reported that a psychiatric assessment has been received this week for the man charged with murdering two men and attempting to murder a third in Sligo last year.


Yousef Palani with an address of Markievicz Heights in Sligo is charged with the murder of Aidan Moffitt at Carton Heights in Sligo on April 10 last year and with murdering Michael Snee at City View, Connaughton Road, in the town two days later.


He is also charged with attempting to murder Anthony Burke at Cleveragh Road in Sligo on April 9, 2022.


Mr Palani is expected to go on trial at the Central Criminal Court on November 13 this year with the case likely to take four weeks.



Defence counsel have informed Mr Justice Paul McDermott that they have received a psychiatric assessment for their client only this week.


The accused remains on remand in Castlerea Prison.


The accused defence team asked the judge to put the matter back for mention towards the last week in June, when they might be able to update the court on the likely duration of the trial which is set to get underway in mid November.


Mr Justice McDermott agreed to the request.