Limerick man to go on trial for murder

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE trial is expected to begin later today of a Limerick man who is accused of murdering another man in the city centre more than two years ago.

THE trial is expected to begin later today of a Limerick man who is accused of murdering another man in the city centre more than two years ago.

Kevin Coughlan, 29, of Avondale Drive, Greystones has pleaded not guilty to murdering Francis Greene at Steamboat Quay on an unknown date during November 2009.

The body of the 48-year-old, who was originally from Kilteely but who was living at Hartstonge Street, was recovered from the River Shannon at Portdrine, Co Clare in February - three months after he was reported missing.

When he was formally arraigned at the Central Criminal Court yesterday, Coughlan also pleaded not guilty to the false imprisonment of Mr Greene between Lower Hartstonge Street and Steamboat Quay on November 28, 2009.

The trial is due begin later today before a jury of 10 men and two women.