A MAN convicted of the double murder of two Polish mechanics has lost a bid to have his case referred to the Supreme Court on a point of exceptional public importance.
David Curran (21) already lost an appeal against his conviction for the murder of Pawel Kalite (29) and Marius Szwajkos (27) on Benbulben Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, on February 23, 2008. Curran, of Lissadel Green, Drimnagh, Dublin, had pleaded not guilty to murdering the men but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of provocation.
He was jailed by the Central Criminal Court in 2010 after a jury found him guilty of murdering the men. In 2011, the Court of Criminal Appeal dismissed his application for leave to appeal his conviction. He asked the CCA to certify that his case involves a point of exceptional public importance and would be in the public interest to take an appeal to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, the CCA dismissed his application.