BROTHERS John and Wayne Dundon have been convicted at the Special Criminal Court of making threats against several members of the Collins family on separate dates in 2010 and 2011
The three judges at the non-jury court handed down their verdict at the Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin shortly after 11.30 this morning.
They found John Dundon, 30, of Hyde Avenue, Prospect guilty of making threats against April Collins on April 3, 2011. However, he was found not guilty of making threats against her mother, Alice Collins, in the early hours of April 4, 2011.
Wayne Dundon, 33, of Linehan Avenue, Prospect was convicted of making threats against Gareth Collins and Jimmy Collins Jnr on September 30, 2010. He was also convicted of two charges of intimidating April Collins and her mother, Alice Collins, on the same date “with the intention of interfering with or obstructing justice”.
However, Wayne Dundon was aquitted by the court of making threats against April Collins, Alice Collins and Gareth Collins on March 25, 2011.
Throughout the trial, which began almost a month ago, John and Wayne Dundon protested their innoence in relation to all of the charges and lawyers representing the brothers argued the evidence of the key state witnesses had been “unreliable” and “weak”.
John and Wayne Dundon will be sentenced on April 18, next.