Monday 20 November 2017

‘We will never, ever get over his death’ - Roy Collins mother breaks silence

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

ROY Collins’ mother has broken her silence about the death of her son.

A verdict is due to be delivered at the Special Criminal Court this morning in the trial of his alleged killers.

Carmel Collins and the rest of her family entered the witness protection programme two years ago following a threat on their lives.

The family have returned to Ireland to attend the hearing at the Special Criminal Court later this morning.

“I’m nervous about how it will go”, mum Carmel told The Irish Star.

“We’ve put together our victim impact statement and that will be read out at the court.”

She travelled home to Ireland ahead of her husband Steve, Roy’s father, who will also be at the court today.

“I just want to see Justice for my son. We’re still heartbroken. We will never, ever get over Roy’s death”, she said.

Wayne Dundon (36) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in Limerick and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect in Limerick have denied the murder of Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements in the Roxboro Road Shopping Centre in Limerick in April 2009.

Mr Collins was killed when a gunman entered the premises and shot him once in the chest.

He was conscious for a time, however his life could not be saved.

The prosecution in the case has alleged that Wayne Dundon directed the murder from prison, while Nathan Killeen was the getaway driver.

James Dillon (28) from the south side of Limerick city has already been convicted of the murder.

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