Wednesday 21 August 2019

'If he survives, we don't get paid,' criminal said


Alan Wilson
Alan Wilson
Eimear Cotter

Eimear Cotter

Two criminals contracted by the Kinahan cartel to kill Gary Hanley were secretly recorded planning the hit by detectives, the Special Criminal Court was told.

Alan Wilson (40) told his accomplice Joseph Kelly (39) to "do what you have to do" in relation to the plan to kill Mr Hanley. Kelly was also recorded saying to another individual "if he survives we won't get paid" and "hit him in the chest first".

Both men were aware Mr Hanley's house had a bullet-proof door, with Wilson heard saying: "I don't like hanging around for anyone as that is how you get caught."

There was also a conversation about "tying a rag to a pole" at a number of road junctions so Kelly would know which turn to take on the day of the attack.

Kelly was arrested and charged after detectives intercepted a Volkswagen Caddy van in Phibsborough at 8.08pm on November 6, 2017. Officers found a bag containing a semi-automatic pistol with a silencer and 15 rounds of ammunition. Wilson, of New Street Gardens, Dublin 8, and Kelly, from Kilworth Road in Drimnagh, previously admitted to conspiring to murder Mr Hanley between September 15 and November 6, 2017.

Kelly had also pleaded guilty to possessing a 9mm Beretta semi-automatic pistol with intent to endanger life at Philipsburgh Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3 on November 6, 2017.

Their sentencing was adjourned until July 29.

Irish Independent

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News