Friday 22 September 2017

Dundon murder trial is adjourned

Brian Kavanagh

THE trial of John Dundon for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan has been adjourned until next month when it will be heard before a new panel of judges.

The Special Criminal Court ruled that the trial of the 30-year-old, who appeared in a wheelchair, should not proceed until July 2, a week after the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a bid to have the trial deferred.

Dundon appeared in court yesterday wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black boots – in contrast to earlier in the week when he appeared wearing only a pair of dark shorts.

COMPLAINED

He complained at that time that his own clothes had not been made available to him after he was hospitalised while on hunger strike.

Portlaoise Prison governor Ultan Moran yesterday told the court that clothing had been provided for Dundon but he had refused several requests from prison guards to get dressed and also rejected the offer of a blanket.

Three different judges will preside at the trial after the current three removed themselves from proceedings at the request of the defence legal team.

Irish Independent

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