Jury told Limerick man was shot outside his home

David Hurley

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David Hurley

A JURY has heard that the gun used to murder a 25-year-old Limerick man was found hidden in the back garden of the accused man’s grandparent’s home.

A JURY has heard that the gun used to murder a 25-year-old Limerick man was found hidden in the back garden of the accused man’s grandparent’s home.

Greg Crawford, 23, of St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Gareth Brosnan-Grant at St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park on October 8, 2007.

Outlining the prosecution case at the Central Criminal Court, which is sitting in Limerick, Tom Creed SC, said the jury would hear evidence that Gareth Brosnan-Grant was standing, having a cigarette, outside the home he shared with his partner and three young children when he was shot.

The jury of four women and eight men were told, this Wednesday, they will hear evidence from the victim’s, partner Claire Ronan, who was inside the house when she heard shots.

Mr Creed said she would tell the court that when she came outside she saw a man dressed in black, whom she recognised as the accused, pointing a gun towards her late partner’s head before running off.

On the opening day of the trial, the jury was told that there were over a hundred witnesses listed in the book of evidence and that the trial could last up to four weeks.

The trial is continuing before Mr Justice Paul Carney.