#Limerick killer Killeen fails in bid to get access to taped…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Murder victim Roy CollinsCONVICTED #Limerick killer Nathan Killeen has failed in a bid to get further access to recordings of telephone calls from prosecution witnesses as part of his appeal for the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.Lawyers for Nathan Killeen (26) sought to obtain the recordings of calls made during a three-and-a-half year period prior to the commencement of his murder trial.Killeen, who was convicted of murder, after he acted as the getaway driver for the gunman, was sentenced to the life after he was found guilty at the three judge non-jury Special Criminal Court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Roy Collins was shot in the chest while running Coin Castle Amusements at Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.Mr Collins’ father, Steve Collins, was believed to be the intended target of the murder, because of his involvement in the successful prosecution of Limerick criminal Wayne Dundon on a charge of threatening to kill.Following a 29-day trial at the Special Criminal Court, Killeen was found guilty of murder on July 15, 2014.In a preliminary motion before the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice George Birmingham refused to order further disclosure of telephone calls to and from prosecution witnesses while they were in prison in a three-and-a-half year period prior to the commencement of the trial.He said the question of disclosure and whether or not there were any inadequacies in the process would be an issue in the full appeal hearing.Counsel for Killeen, Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, said the Special Criminal Court had ordered limited disclosure of calls – relevant to specific events – and the recorded calls contained “explosive material”.It was argued that the telephone recordings undermined the credibility of the prosecution witnesses and showed that the witnesses were “colluding to produce” the result of life imprisonment, he said.The motion was opposed by the State.Refusing the motion, Mr Justice Birmingham, who sat with Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan and Mr Justice John Edwards, said it would not be an appropriate course of action to make the order sought at this stage. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSlimerickmurderNathan Killeenroy collins Facebookcenter_img Previous articleAngela’s ashes not included in Leamy saleNext articleThieves target #Limerick tax office safe Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter News#Limerick killer Killeen fails in bid to get access to taped prison callsBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2016 1077 Emaillast_img read more

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Nani blow for United

first_imgManchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed Nani will be out for a “few weeks” with a hamstring injury. “He is probably going to be missing for a few weeks.” It merely adds to an injury list that already includes Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick. Wayne Rooney is also a major doubt for Saturday’s encounter with West Ham as he tries to overcome a groin strain, although Moyes is not ruling him out just yet. “He has a chance,” said Moyes. “We will see how he is tomorrow.” In the absence of Rooney, Ashley Young took on scoring responsibilities at Stoke on Wednesday, with Danny Welbeck netting twice at Aston Villa last weekend. It has been part of a three-match winning streak for only the second time this season, with Moyes keen for that run to be extended. “We have had three really good wins and three clean sheets as well, so I am really pleased,” said the Scot. “The players have played well and I am really happy with how they have done in recent weeks. “It is more to do with getting into their stride and hopefully this is the way it goes in the future. “This is what we want. We are trying to get back to as much normality as we possibly can.” The Portugal winger has not featured since the home defeat to Newcastle on December 7 and has recently been linked with a move to Juventus. “Nani has a hamstring injury which is a little bit worse than we thought,” said Moyes. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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