Sunday 21 January 2018

Second man charged in connection with murder of father-of-one David 'Daithí' Douglas

David Daithi Douglas
David Daithi Douglas

Eimear Cotter

A second man has been charged in connection with the murder of father-of-one David 'Daithi' Douglas, the ninth victim of the ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan crime groups.

Nathan Foley (18) was served with the book of evidence when he appeared before Dublin District Court.

Mr Foley, with an address at Rosary Road, Maryland, Dublin 8, is charged with the murder of 55-year-old Mr Douglas at Bridgefoot Street in Dublin's Liberties on July 1 last year.

Mr Foley's co-accused Frederick Thompson (37) is already before the courts on the same charge.

Mr Foley is also facing a second charge of damaging a car at Strand Road, Dublin 4 three days later, on July 4, 2016.

Judge Michael Walsh sent Mr Foley forward for trial to a sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

Detective Sergeant Paul Murphy said he arrested and charged Mr Foley before court this morning with the murder of Mr Douglas. He was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and he made no reply to the charge after caution.

In relation to the alleged criminal damage offence, Garda Darren Reid said Mr Foley also made no reply to that charge after caution.

A State solicitor said that the DPP has directed trial on indictment on the charges.

Sgt Murphy said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused.

Judge Walsh sent Mr Walsh forward for trial to a sitting of the Special Criminal Court.

Defence solicitor Matthew deCourcy said Mr Foley is not working and the judge assigned him as well as a junior counsel and senior counsel on free legal aid.

Mr Foley did not address the court during the short hearing.

There was no application for bail, as only the High Court can grant bail on a murder charge. ENDS

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