Sunday 24 September 2017

Candidate to be witness in Roy Collins murder trial

Sean Lynch is standing for election in Limerick
Sean Lynch is standing for election in Limerick
Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

RETIRED Limerick detective turned local election candidate Sean Lynch will this week have to suspend his campaign to appear as a witness in the Roy Collins murder trial.

For more than three decades, Mr Lynch worked at bringing the country's most feared criminals to justice, but is standing for Fianna Fail in Limerick in the local elections on May 23.

Mr Lynch (51) retired last June after 31 years in the force. The murder trial, which is scheduled to continue this week, means he will have to break off from his election campaign to attend to give evidence.

Dundon (35), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, and Nathan Killeen (23) of Hyde Road, Prospect, are charged with murdering the 35-year-old at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre, on April 9, 2009. They were arraigned before the non-jury court last week and pleaded not guilty.

The trial continues today.

Irish Independent

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