Lodger charged with murdering landlord after row over chess game is remanded in mental hospital

Saverio Bellante, a tenant that has been charged with the murder of his landlord over a disagreement involving a chess game between them, will be held in a mental hospital for the next two weeks. The landlord, Mr Tom O'Gorman, was found mutilated and Bellante has said that he is guilty of the murder.
Though Bellante originally had said he would represent himself in court, Michael Staines has said he is currently representing the accused.

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POSTED January 20 2014 1:00 PM

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