Tuesday 12 December 2017

Court to rule on whether evidence in Roy Collins murder trial is admissable

Roy Collins
Roy Collins

The Special Criminal Court will rule on Tuesday on whether certain evidence is admissible in the trial of two Limerick men charged with murdering businessman Roy Collins.

The three-judge court heard legal submissions from both sides today in a voir dire or trial within the trial to determine the admissibility of evidence relating to one of the men.

Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect and Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect are on trial at the.

They have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.

The non-jury court has heard that Mr Collins was at work around noon that day when a gunman entered his amusement arcade and discharged a single shot, hitting him in the chest. He was conscious for a time, but his life could not be saved.

It’s the prosecution case that Wayne Dundon directed the murder from prison, Nathan Killeen was the getaway driver and another man, James Dillon, was the gunman.

On Wednesday, the trial moved in to a voir dire on evidence of the detention of Mr Killeen at Roxboro Road Garda station.

The voir dire finished this evening and Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley said the court would give its ruling on Tuesday.

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