Friday 15 December 2017

Jury in Limerick double murder trial shown CCTV footage from before shootings

Nicola Donnelly

THE jury in a double Limerick murder trial were shown CCTV footage of the movements of two people through O'Malley Park prior to the shootings.

Sgt Gary Thompson told prosecuting counsel Martina Baxter BL that he downloaded the CCTV footage from various cameras located within the estate in the Southill area of Limerick, showing two people making their way past different landmark locations prior to 9am the day of the shootings.

It was day 11 of the trial at the Central Criminal Court of first cousins Patrick O'Brien (33), of Glanntan, Golflinks Road, Castletroy, Limerick, and Thomas Stewart (29), of The Cedar, Briarfield, Castletroy, Limerick, who have both pleaded not guilty to the murders of Desmond Kelly (23) and Breda Waters (28) on January 9, 2011, at O'Malley Park in Limerick.

The jury were shown footage of two people approaching an unlicensed premises at the rear of Lilac Court at 8.35am. The two people remained outside the entrance to the premises for five minutes before walking away.

Further footage showed one person walking past the tarmac soccer pitch in Southill at 8.38am with further footage showing two people walking past Southill Medical Centre at 8.42am.

The jury is to view further CCTV footage tomorrow.

The trial continues before Mr Justice George Birmingham and a jury of six men and six women.

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