A LIMERICK man who is accused of murdering businessman Roy Collins is be allowed to attend his mother’s removal later this week.
Nathan Killeen, aged 24, of Hyde Road, Prospect has gone on trial at the Special Criminal Court for the murder of Mr Collins, 35, who died after he was shot at the Coin Castle amusements arcade, Roxboro, on April 9, 2009.
This morning, the non-jury court was told the body of Mr Killeen’s mother, Susan, 55, was recovered from the canal at Locke Quay in the early hours of last Friday morning, Foul play is not suspected.
The Court was told the Prison Service was in a position to provide a supervised escort for Mr Killeen to visit the funeral home during the removal, which will take place tomorrow evening.
Lawyers representing Mr Killeen said he wished to thank prison officers and prison management for the compassion shown to him since his mother died.
After approving the supervised visit, the Court adjourned the trial to Monday next, May 12.
Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, presiding, expressed the Court’s condolences to Mr Killeen on the loss of his mother.
Nathan Killeen and Wayne Dundon, aged 36, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect have pleaded not guilty to murdering Roy Collins.