Monday 23 October 2017

Cavan man accused of murdering his wife found guilty of possessing double barrel shotgun

Oliver Kierans (57) of Drumbannon Bailieboro, Co. Cavan
Oliver Kierans (57) of Drumbannon Bailieboro, Co. Cavan

Anne Sharkey

A Cavan man accused of murdering his wife has been found guilty of unlawful possession of a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun.

Oliver Kierans (57) of Drumbannon Bailieborough in Cavan has pleaded not guilty to murdering Patricia Kierans (54) on September 5th, 2013 at the same address.

He also pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun and not guilty to possession of the same shotgun with intent to endanger life.

A Central Criminal Court jury of five women and seven men returned a unanimous verdict of guilty for the unlawful possession of a shotgun after more than five hours deliberating.

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly thanked the jury asking them to return tomorrow for further deliberations.

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