Concerns about cctv delays Anthony Kelly trial

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE Trial of Southill man, Anthony Kelly, who is accused of possession of a handgun with intent to endanger life, is due to resume later this week.

THE Trial of Southill man, Anthony Kelly, who is accused of possession of a handgun with intent to endanger life, is due to resume later this week.

The trial, at Limerick Circuit Court, has been adjourned to allow for the installation of television monitors which will facilitate the showing of cctv footage to the jury.

Addressing the jurors, Judge Carroll Moran said the large television screens in the courtroom were unsuitable as the footage “becomes degraded the larger the screen”.

The Judge said that lawyers representing Mr Kelly, 50, of 121 O’Malley Park “need to put certain matters” to a number of witnesses and that this would not be possible with the screens in the court.

The judge said efforts would be made to install smaller monitors in the courtroom but he told the jurors that this would take some time.

Judge Moran said there were other cases that needed to be dealt with today (Mon) and tommorrow so he adjourned the case until Wednesday morning.

Mr Kelly has pleaded not guilty to possession of a glock semi-automatic pistol at O’Malley Park, Southill on October 28, 2009.

*A full version of this story was published in the print edition of Limerick Leader, dated October 3, 2011