Thursday 19 October 2017

Woman charged with murder of Gareth Hutch further remanded in custody

Regina Keogh, who was charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch at the district court leaves in the back of a garda car.
Regina Keogh, who was charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch at the district court leaves in the back of a garda car.

Tom Tuite

A woman accused of the murder of Gareth Hutch has been further remanded in custody.

Father-of-one Gareth Hutch (35), a nephew of Gerry “the Monk” Hutch, was gunned down as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats, on North Cumberland Street in inner city Dublin on the morning of May 24 last year.

His death came during a series of killings in the feud between Hutch and Kinahan gangs.

Mother of five Regina Keogh from Kings Inn Street, Dublin, was remanded in custody after she was charged and appeared at Dublin District Court on June 11 last.

Garda Sgt Enda O'Sullivan had said she replied: “I didn't do it. I didn't murder anybody”.

Her solicitor had asked that she be seen by a doctor as she is on a lot of medication.

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Today she faced her third hearing at district court.

Feud victim Gareth Hutch
Feud victim Gareth Hutch

She remained silent as defence solicitor Emer O’Sullivan explained she was coming on record to represent her. Detective Garda Kevin Keys asked Judge Anthony Halpin for a further remand and to allow more time for the book of evidence to be completed.

The court has already heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed trial on indictment. Bail in murder cases can only be granted by the High Court.

She was further remanded in custody and will face her next hearing at the district court on July 28 next via video-link.

The UK’s National Crime Agency, in conjunction with An Garda Siochana and the London Metropolitan Police, arrested her 31-year-old brother Jonathan Keogh on June 10 in the Romford area of Essex in the UK on foot of a European Arrest warrant.

The arrest was made in relation to the investigation into the murder of Gareth Hutch. He remains in custody pending extradition proceedings.

Their brother Michael Keogh was shot dead on May 31 as he sat a car after leaving his flat at Sheridan Court in Dublin's north inner city.

In February, 30-year-old Thomas Fox, who has an address at Rutland Court, in north inner city Dublin, was sent forward for trial to the Special Criminal Court. He is also accused of the murder of Gareth Hutch.

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