April Collins to give evidence in John Dundon trial

David Hurley

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David Hurley

April Collins
The trial of Limerick man John Dundon, who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan almost five years ago, is due to hear evidence from key prosecution witness, April Collins later today.

The trial of Limerick man John Dundon, who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan almost five years ago, is due to hear evidence from key prosecution witness, April Collins later today.

Ms Collins, 25, who is the former girlfriend of Dundon’s brother, Ger Dundon, is expected to tell the court that she heard the accused man order Barry Doyle to murder John McNamara - the day before Shane Geoghegan was shot.

It is the prosecution case that Mr McNamara was the intended target on the night that the 28-year-old rugby player was shot in a case of mistaken identity.

John Dundon, aged 30, of Hyde Road, Prospect has pleaded not guilty to murdering Shane Geoghegan at Kilteragh, Dooradoyle on November 9, 2008.

Earlier this month, the trial, which is being heard at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, was adjourned after it emerged that April Collins had been hospitalised.

However, earlier this week Tom O’Connell SC, prosecuting, said she has since been discharged and is fit to give evidence. Yesterday, the non-jury court was told it is likely her evidence will last for most of today.

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