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Man Due To Stand Trial For The Murder Of His Wife And Children Has Been Found Dead In Prison

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His body was discovered in his cell

An investigation has been launched after a man due to stand trail this month charged with the murder of his wife and two children was found dead at the Midlands Prison.

Sameer Syed's body was discovered in his cell yesterday afternoon.

Sameer Syed was due to stand trial at the Central Criminal Court next Wednesday for the murder of his 37-year-old wife Seema Banu, his 11-year-old daughter Asfira Riza and six-year-old son Faizan Syed.

They were found dead at their home in South Dublin in October 2020.

Gardai discovered their bodies after residents became concerned when the family hadn't been seen for several days.

The family had recently moved to Ireland from India.

In a statement, the Irish Prison Service said it could confirm "the death of a prisoner in the Midlands Prison".

There are no details on the circumstances surrounding his death.

However, the Irish Prison Service said all deaths in custody are investigated by the service, the Inspector of Prisons and Gardaí.


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