Jury begins deliberations into alleged tiger kidnapping trial
A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a man accused of kidnapping a family as part of a €660,000 robbery.
Jonathan Gill (35) is accused of a kidnapping a Drogheda postal worker, his partner and their 10-week-old baby daughter before robbing €660,000 from the man's workplace.
It is the State's case that Mr Gill was one of a group of five who were involved in holding the family hostage in their own home before moving them to a shed about a 90-minute drive away.
Mr Gill of Malahide Road, Swords, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning Warren Nawn, Jean Marie Nawn and their ten-week-old baby in Drogheda between August 1 and August 2, 2011.
The jury of seven men and five women were sent out to deliberate by Judge Elma Sheahan just before lunchtime today following the month long trial.