Sunday 22 September 2019

Hitman didn't receive a cent for killing

Eamonn Cumberton and Jonathan Keogh
Eamonn Cumberton and Jonathan Keogh

Gangland hitman Jonathan Keogh murdered Gareth Hutch after his 'New INLA' faction aligned itself to the Kinahan cartel.

However, the 33-year-old didn't receive a cent for the killing with detectives discovering that the promised money "never exchanged hands". Senior investigators were so concerned that Keogh would carry out further crimes linked to the Hutch/Kinahan feud that strenuous objections to him receiving bail were successfully raised in the High Court.

Keogh - along with cartel associates and convicted killers 'Fat' Freddie Thompson, Eamonn Cumberton and Barry Doyle - also had to be transferred from Mountjoy Prison while on remand because of serious disciplinary issues.

After the move he was engaged in a 24-hour dirty protest which he followed with a six-day hunger strike. The convicted killer will now serve his life sentence in Portlaoise.

Irish Independent

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