Tuesday 20 February 2018

Toyosi Shittabey murder trial due to start tomorrow

Nicola Donnelly

A JURY has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a Dublin man accused of murdering a teenager.

Michael Barry (26) of Pigeon House Road, Ringsend in Dublin 4 has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Nigerian teenager Toyosi Shittabey (15) on April 2, 2010 at The Boulevard, Mount Eustace in Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15.

He further pleaded not guilty of producing, in the course of a dispute/fight an article capable of inflicting serious injury, namely a baseball bat.

Prosecution counsel Mr Brendan Grehan, SC, told the judge there will be reference during the trial to Mr Barry's older brother, Paul (39), who has since died.

A jury of seven men and five women have been sworn in before Mr Justice Barry White and the trial is due to commence in the morning and is expected to last two weeks.

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