Thursday 18 January 2018

Fatal stab victim had robbed shop, court told

Selina Colgan

A MAN stole €850 in an armed robbery at a supermarket minutes before he was stabbed to death, a murder trial has heard.

David Wilson (22), of Marigold Avenue, Darndale, denies murdering Paul Howe (22) as he attempted to make his getaway following a robbery at Supervalu, on the Howth Road in Dublin on October 8th, 2008.

The Central Criminal Court was told that Mr Wilson stabbed Mr Howe as he tried to climb a wall at the rear of the store, having carried out an armed robbery with another man.

Final witness for the prosecution, Det Gda Mark Collender, said €850 in cash had been discovered in the pocket of the hooded jumper Mr Howe had been wearing at the time of his death.

Det Gda Collender also said he found pools of blood, bloodstained money notes and a neck tie on the ground near the wall in the car park at the rear of Supervalu.

Previously, the jury had heard evidence that a tie was used by a store manager to tie the hands of Mr Howe, of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght, after he had been stabbed.

Mr Justice George Birmingham told the jury there was a strong likelihood the case would conclude tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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