Murder trial witness, April Collins, hospitalised

April Collins

April Collins

  • by David Hurley

THE trial of Limerick man John Dundon, who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan almost five years ago, has been adjourned as one of the key witnesses - April Collins - has been hospitalised.

This morning at the Special Criminal Court, Tom O’Connell SC, prosecuting, said that Ms Collins, 25, has a medical problem, is facing serious medical complications and is currently in hospital.

He added that she is likely to remain in hospital for a number of weeks and he requested an adjournment of the trial. Details of Ms Collins’ medical condition were not disclosed to the non-jury court.

Last week, Mr O’Connell said he expects that Ms Collins will testify during the trial that she witnessed John Dundon, aged 30, of Hyde Road Prospect ordering Barry Doyle to kill John McNamara the day before Shane Geoghegan was murdered.

It is the prosecution case that Mr McNamara, who lived four doors down from the 28-year-old, was the intended target on the night of the killing.

The trial has been adjourned for mention on July 22, next.


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