Wednesday 13 December 2017

Killer was given map to home of murdered mum-of-two

Baiba Saulite
Baiba Saulite

Barry Duggan

AN innocent mother-of-two was murdered after a map pinpointing where she lived was provided by a jailed criminal to the Dundon gang.

In turn, the gang supplied it to Baiba Saulite's murderer and she was shot dead on her front doorstep.

The Irish Independent can today reveal that Ms Saulite was shot dead in 2006 after the partner of Wayne Dundon's younger sister, Joe Hehir, brought a map from Limerick to Dublin and passed it to Saulite's assassin.

It can also be disclosed that Annabel Dundon and Hehir saw the murderers of Roy Collins – Nathan Killeen and James Dillon – escape from Roxboro shopping centre in 2009, seconds after the fatal revenge gun attack.

Gardai in Limerick received vital information on the murder of the Latvian woman after Hehir came forward to officers more than a year after Collins's death.

The 28-year-old was shot dead outside her home while she smoked a cigarette as her two young children slept.

Unknown to Annabel, Hehir provided them with detailed statements on the murders of Collins and Saulite and his knowledge of them.

However, Hehir subsequently died suddenly at his Limerick home in Raheen Square, Ballinacurra-Weston, in May 2011 and could never provide testimony.

Hehir explained to officers that a map of Saulite's home estate in Swords, Dublin, was provided to John Dundon in prison by a criminal who wanted the mother murdered.

Convicted murderer Dundon was given the map which he passed on to his associates in Limerick.

Eventually, the map was given in secret by an associate of the Dundon gang, who has also been imprisoned as part of the garda crackdown on organised crime in Limerick, to Hehir.

Hehir and Annabel transported the map to Dublin.

The couple later broke up and unknown to Annabel, Hehir went to the gardai and told officers what occurred.

Annabel is wanted by gardai in Limerick after she was charged with threatening to kill her brother Ger's ex-girlfiend, April Collins.

She fled the country last year and a European arrest warrant has been issued. It is believed she is currently hiding out in London.

Irish Independent

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