Eoin Reynolds

 

A man accused of murdering his former partner’s boyfriend denied to gardai that he had “bad intentions” towards the deceased and said he acted in self-defence when he grabbed something sharp and stabbed the man three times.

Nassar Ahmed (42) told gardai that the deceased Eoin Boylan kept coming at him but agreed that CCTV footage showed Mr Boylan backing away after Mr Ahmed struck the first blow with the sharp object. He told gardai that he couldn’t remember what he used to stab Mr Boylan and couldn’t remember where he threw it after walking away from the scene.

Mr Ahmed (42), ….read more

One of the teenagers who was convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriegel was subjected to “manipulation and pressure” by gardai when he gave statements that were used to convict him, his lawyers have told the Court of Appeal.

James Dwyer SC, for the now 17-year-old who was named as Boy B during his trial, said that the prosecution relied heavily on those interviews and without them there would have been “almost no evidence against him”.

He said senior forensic psychologist Professor Susan Young had watched videos of the interviews and found they were “inadequate” and “inappropriate” for a 13-year-old boy ….read more

(Pictured: Victim Jordan Davis’ mother, Sandra Davis, who gave evidence today. Photo: Collins)

The mother of a 22-year-old man who was shot dead as he pushed a pram containing his four-month-old son knew he was dealing drugs when he started buying nice clothes and traveling to Amsterdam, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The court also heard that when he was arrested in relation to the murder of Mr Davis the accused man Wayne Cooney told a garda: “Who’s that? I know nothing of any murder.”

The prosecution alleges that Jordan Davis was shot dead after he failed to repay a ….read more

(Pictured: Graham Dwyer. Photo: Collins)

Sadistic killer Graham Dwyer’s appeal against his conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara could be heard in the autumn of this year, the Court of Appeal said this morning.

Dwyer (49) was handed a significant boost in April when the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the indiscriminate retention of mobile phone data for use in criminal investigations is a breach of EU law. Phone data was a crucial part of the evidence against Dwyer as it was used to track his movements and contacts with Ms O’Hara in the lead-up ….read more

(Pictured: Witness Ms Stacey Hayes, who have evidence today. Photo Collins)

A murder trial witness at the Central Criminal Court has denied that criminals put pressure on her to make a false allegation against the accused man.

Stacey Hayes today told the trial of Wayne Cooney that she picked up the accused from a bus stop in Darndale in Dublin shortly after Jordan Davis was shot dead nearby. She said that she was driving a car with the accused man’s girlfriend in the passenger seat. The girlfriend, who can only be identified as EF due to a court order, directed Ms Hayes ….read more

A murder trial jury has watched CCTV footage of the moment a dad-of-one was shot dead while he pushed a pram containing his four-month-old son through a lane between a church and a national school.

A garda witness told the trial that a young child can also be seen cycling through the laneway as the victim falls to the ground.

Detective Sergeant Eoin Colbert, of Coolock Garda Station, told the Central Criminal Court trial of Wayne Cooney that he examined CCTV footage from Darndale in the days and hours before and after the shooting of 22-year-old Jordan Davis on May 22, 2019.

The ….read more

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) will serve papers on cartel boss Daniel Kinahan by registered post after they discovered addresses for him in Dubai from a US Treasury press release.

Shelley Horan BL, acting for CAB, today told the High Court that in April this year the US Treasury Department issued a press release stating that it had sanctioned the Kinahan organised crime group. In the release, she said, there is a residential and a business address associated with Kinahan in Dubai. CAB has been trying to serve papers on Kinahan since April.

Ms Horan added that Detective Garda Declan Fitzgerald had ….read more

A man accused of a robbery in which Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead has seen “shockingly little” of his newborn son as he has been in custody having been refused bail, a barrister has told the High Court.

Sean Guerin SC said it “offends the dignity” of his client, Brendan Treanor, to refuse him bail and keep him away from his son and family in circumstances where his trial was supposed to begin in October but has been put back to January next year.

He suggested that a “strict regime” of conditions could be attached to bail.

Brendan Grehan SC, ….read more

A dad-of-one who was shot dead as he pushed a pram containing his four-month-old son was warned by a drug dealer: “I’m on your case mate, it won’t be long” and later “soon, very soon, bang bang,” a barrister has told the Central Criminal Court.

Bernard Condon SC today opened the trial of Wayne Cooney, who denies murdering Jordan Davis in Dublin almost three years ago.

Mr Condon told the jury of eight men and four women that the trial involves “particularly callous acts of violence and brutality against a fellow citizen of this city”. He said the killing, in broad ….read more

A food delivery cyclist who has spent over 500 days in custody accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne has been cleared of any offence in relation to the fatal stabbing by a unanimous Central Criminal Court jury.

The jury accepted George Gonzaga Bento’s position that he was acting in self-defence after being attacked by a gang when he and a colleague tried to retrieve a stolen bike. He said he had pulled out a utility knife that he carried for cutting fruit and stabbed three people, including 16-year-old Josh.

They rejected the State’s contention that Mr Bento had decided to take the ….read more

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