Saturday 24 February 2018

Wife of biker accused of murder has 'feared for life for two years'

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Eoin Reynolds

The wife of a man accused of shooting dead a member of a rival biker club told her husband's murder trial that she has lived in fear for the last two years.

Mary McNamara was giving evidence at the Central Criminal Court where her husband, Alan McNamara (51), from Mountfune, Murroe, Co Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Andrew O'Donoghue on June 20, 2015 at Mountfune.

The trial has previously heard the deceased was a member of the Road Tramps motorcycle club while Mr McNamara was associated with the rival Caballeros.

Mrs McNamara told prosecuting counsel Michael Delaney SC that she and her husband went for a drink on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Kelly's pub in Doon, when a man attacked her husband and his "patches" - a waistcoat displaying the colours of the Caballeros club.

Mrs McNamara said she and her husband went straight home and a short time later she was in her garden with her children when a car pulled up with three men inside, one of whom was carrying a gun.

She said: "I have lived in fear for the last two years."

The trial continues tomorrow in front of Justice Paul McDermott and a jury.

Irish Independent

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