Limerick man pleads not guilty to murder

A TWENTY-year-old Limerick man has pleaded not guilty to murdering another man on the outskirts of the city almost 18 months ago.

A TWENTY-year-old Limerick man has pleaded not guilty to murdering another man on the outskirts of the city almost 18 months ago.

Kenneth Collopy, 20, of Kilonan, Ballysimon, denies murdering Daniel Fitzgerald at Cloughnadromin, Ballysimon on the main Limerick to Tipperary road on December 8, 2009.

The 24-year-old died after he was shot a number of times near the mobile home where he was living at the time.

Following Kenneth Collopy’s not guilty plea, a jury of nine men and three men was selected for the trial which will be heard at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

Evidence in the trial, which is expected to last two weeks, is due to begin on Friday.