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Dad facing trial over gun death

A MAN charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Dublin in February was served with a book of evidence yesterday and sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

Father-of-one Aidan Byrne (33), of St Mary's Mansions, in Dublin,was shot as he was sitting in the passenger seat of a Toyota Corolla, at Drumalee Avenue, off the North Circular Road, on February 20 last.

John Douglas (25) of O'Devaney Gardens, in north inner city Dublin, was charged with his murder in March.

At Dublin District Court he was served with a book of evidence. Judge John Lindsay then made an order sending the case forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court.

He notified the defendant that if he intended to rely on an alibi as part of his defence he must give written details to the prosecution within 14 days.

Judge Lindsay remanded him in custody and granted legal aid.