Daniel Treacy murder trial begins today in Central Criminal Court

The scene of the murder of Daniel Treacy in 2010
THE murder trial of a man accused of killing a 35-year-old father of two in a Limerick petrol station takes place in the Central Criminal court in Dublin today.

THE murder trial of a man accused of killing a 35-year-old father of two in a Limerick petrol station takes place in the Central Criminal court in Dublin today.

Thirty-two-year-old John Coughlan from Pineview Gardens, Moyross is accused of murdering Daniel Treacy at Topaz garage, Caherdavin on the Ennis Road in February of 2010.

When he was arraigned before the court yesterday he pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of the 35-year-old father of two, who was shot dead at a petrol station in Limerick.

The DPP said that the plea was not acceptable and the murder trial expected to last two weeks will begin today in front of a jury of seven women and five men.