THE jury in the trial of Southill man Anthony Kelly has been told that a number of overgrown trees may have been blocking the signal from a CCTV camera, which is located near where the shooting happened.
Mr Kelly, 51, of 121 O’Malley Park has pleaded not guilty to possession of a semi-automatic glock pistol with intent to endanger life at his home on October 28, 2009.
It is prosecution case that Kelly shot 29-year-old Michael Lynch in the driveway of his home following an altercation outside the house shortly after 7am.
The jury in the trial has been shown CCTV footage from a number of different cameras in Southill but the seven men and five women have been told that no images were recorded from a camera which is located opposite Kelly’s home .
Last week, the jury was told the CCTV camera was broken but this Wednesday Brendan Nix SC, representing Anthony Kelly, said this was not the case.
He said trees, which had grown during the spring and summer, had blocked the radio signal being sent from the camera to the offices of the Limerick Regeneration Agencies in Roxboro.
Earlier the jury heard that Anthony Kelly repeatedly told gardai he would be exonerated by CCTV footage of the incident.
During several interviews following his arrest he told gardai to view the footage and said he would be “shocked” if it was not working.
*A full version of this story was published in the print edition of Limerick Leader, dated October 22, 2011