Trial to begin of Limerick man accused of attempted murder

THE trial is due to begin this Wednesday of a city man who is accused of the attempted murder of a young man in the city just over a year ago.

THE trial is due to begin this Wednesday of a city man who is accused of the attempted murder of a young man in the city just over a year ago.

A jury has been selected for the trial of Shane Mason, 29, of Sean Heuston Place who is accused of shooting Daniel Phillips at St John’s Square on May 24, last year.

Daniel Phillips, 22, was critically injured when he was shot in head.

The 22 year old who, spent several months in intensive care at the Mid Western Regional Hospital following the gun-attack, has since made a good recovery despite the serious nature of his injuries.

He sustained gunshot wounds to the head when a gunman, who was riding a bicycle, approached the car he was a passenger in and shot at him a number of times.

Phillips who is from Crecora Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston was present at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Monday morning when Shane Mason was formally arraigned on a number of charges relating to the incident.

Mason has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder charge.

He also denies possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life on the same date and he has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Daniel Phillips causing his harm.

After being selected the jury was told the trial will get under way on Wednesday.

The jurors were told the trial, which will be heard before Mr Justice Paul Carney, could last until the end of next week.