Anthony Kelly trial to get underway

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE trial is due to begin this morning of Southill man Anthony Kelly who is charged in connection with a shooting incident near his home almost two years ago.

THE trial is due to begin this morning of Southill man Anthony Kelly who is charged in connection with a shooting incident near his home almost two years ago.

Mr Kelly, 50, who has an address at 121, O’Malley Park, Southill is accused of possession of a semi-automatic Glock pistol with intent to endanger life at O’Malley Park on October 28, 2009. He denies the charge.

John O’Sullivan BL, prosecuting, told the jury panel yesterday that more than 60 witness are listed to give evidence during the trial, which he said, could last for more then three weeks. “There is an outside chance it will go into a fourth week,” he said.

Giving a brief outline of the case, Mr O’Sullivan said: “It is alleged that on the morning of October 28, 2010 a young man - Michael Lynch - was shot in the back. It is the State case that Anthony Kelly was the man who shot him.”

Mr O’Sullivan went on to add that the alleged shooting happened “in the vicinity” of Anthony Kelly’s home in O’Malley Park.