Limerick man found guilty of attempted murder

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A LIMERICK city man has been found guilty of shooting another man in the head more than two years ago.

A LIMERICK city man has been found guilty of shooting another man in the head more than two years ago.

Shane Mason, aged 30, of Sean Heuston Place had denied attempting to murder Daniel Phillips at John’s Square on May 22, 2010.

Mason was also convicted of “intentionally or recklessly” causing serious harm to the then 22-year-old and to possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life on the same date.

During the trial, the jury at the Central Criminal Court heard that Daniel Phillips was critically injured when he was shot a number of times as he was driving a black Volkswagen Passat through John’s Square at around 9.30pm.

He spent almost a month in a coma but has gone onto to make what has been described by doctors as a “remarkable” recovery.

The jury of seven men and five women returned with a unanimous guilty verdict on all four charges shortly before 4pm today.

Shane Mason will be sentenced on July 30, next