Saturday 22 September 2018

Two brothers found guilty of the murder of Neil Reilly

Brothers (left-right) Dean Bradley, Jason Bradley, Ryan Bradley and their father Paul Bradley
Brothers (left-right) Dean Bradley, Jason Bradley, Ryan Bradley and their father Paul Bradley

Eoin Reynolds

Two brothers have been found guilty of murdering a gunman who fired at their home while their father has walked free after being acquitted of the same crime.

Dean Bradley (24) and Jason Bradley (20) were found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict following more than nine hours of deliberations. Members of the Bradley family, including a third brother Ryan (18), who was acquitted of the murder charge earlier in the trial, cried hysterically when the verdicts were read out.

Ryan left the courtroom, threw himself against a wall and tore at his shirt.

Dad Paul Bradley (54), who was acquitted of murder by the five men and six women of the jury, consoled Dean and Jason as Justice Paul Coffey refused bail and remanded them in custody until a sentencing hearing next Wednesday when the victim's family will be given an opportunity to speak.

Neil Reilly
Neil Reilly

Ryan Bradley will also have a sentence hearing on that date, having pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into Neil Reilly's death following his acquittal on the murder charge.

Both Dean and Jason, of Liscarne Gardens, Dublin 22 face mandatory life sentences having been convicted of the murder of Neil Reilly (36) at Esker Glebe in Lucan, Dublin on January 18, 2017.

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