Three relatives face trial over Limerick stabbing

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The scene at Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, where Ger McMahon was attacked last year
THREE members of the same family who are charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man on the southside of the city last year are set to go on trial tomorrow.

THREE members of the same family who are charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man on the southside of the city last year are set to go on trial tomorrow.

Ger McMahon, 43, from Raheen Square died after he was stabbed a number of times during a row outside a house at Lenihan Avenue, Prospect during the early hours of January 18, 2012.

Yesterday, at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, a jury was selected for the trial of the three relatives.

Paul Colbert, aged 46, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and his nephew, Sean Flanagan, aged 28, also of Lenihan Avenue have each pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr McMahon.

The third accused - Ian Flanagan, aged 24, who also has an address at Lenihan Avenue - denies impeding the garda investigation following the killing of Mr McMahon.

All three men first appeared in court a number of days after the killing.

During a preliminary hearing yesterday, a jury was selected for the trial, which could last up to six weeks.

Afterwards, the jurors were told by Mr Justice Paul Carney to return to the Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow when the trial is expected to begin.