4 Jun

Doyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew Carey at the Criminal Courts of Justice, [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE MAN convicted of the murder of Shane Geoghegan is to remain in prison to serve his life sentence after the three Judge Court of Appeal ruled this week that the conviction was safe.Barry Doyle (30) with addresses in Portland Row, Dublin and Hyde Road, Limerick has failed in his bid to overturn the conviction after lodging 27 grounds for the appeal.Shane Geoghegan, the innocent Limerick rugby player who had been out watching a friendly international match earlier that evening, was returning home when a gunman approached and shot him several times just yards from his house in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle on November 9, 2008.Following a retrial, a jury at the Central Criminal Court found Doyle guilty of the charge and he was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan on February 16, 2012.In his submission to the Court of Appeal, the 30-year-old father of one claimed that admissions made following more than a dozen Garda interviews were obtained through duress.Martin O’Rourke SC, said that the welfare of Doyle’s partner and child were used against him after being told that his partner was being held in custody away from their sick child and that Doyle was told that he could “do something about that”.During the 15th such interview while in garda custody, Doyle admitted that he shot Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsDoyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder By Staff Reporter – June 8, 2015 794 Email Facebook Print WhatsApp In their ruling, the three judge court of appeal said that all of the appeal “submissions were fully ventilated and carefully considered by the trial judge. The many issues were re-visited in a hearing in this court that occupied two full days of oral argument and which were also explored in comprehensive submissions that were of great assistance to the court.Concluding the five minute hearing, Mr Justice Sean Ryan said that the “court is satisfied that none of the grounds of appeal can succeed. The trial was satisfactory and the conviction of Mr Doyle was safe.” Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articlePICTURES – Allianz East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol hurling leagueNext articleGAA – Limerick’s Weekend GAA results Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSBarry DoylefeaturedShane Geoghegan Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedinlast_img read more

24 Sep

November 27, 2018 Police Blotter

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31 Aug

Jamaican medical practitioner found guilty of crime

first_imgBut Ford, who did not challenge the recordings, testified that seemed like a bribe was really him trying to entrap corrupt cops who had arrested the Surinamese nationals. He also said he had uncovered a plot by the cops to kill the foreigners while they were in custody. But the judge said that she believed the police officer’s version of the evidence and found him to be a credible witness. Dr, accused of bribery She said also that while citizens have a right to ensure that justice is done, there is a right way to achieve justice. The men, Roshen Daniels and Murvin Reingould were held after police intercepted a motor vehicle on April 7, 2014 and found US$533,886.Daniels and Reingould were later taken to their apartment where the police seized an additional US$3,000, as well as a quantity of Surinamese dollars.The two were subsequently charged with possession of criminal property and conspiracy to possess criminal property, but were freed of the charges when they appeared in court. But the court heard that while the men were in custody, Ford contacted the main witness, Sergeant Franklyn McLaren and requested a meeting to discuss the case. Officer wore cover cameracenter_img The officer, who was wearing a covert video and audio camera, met with the doctor, who he said asked for the case against the men to be dismissed and the confiscated funds returned in exchange for 25 per cent of the money, but later agreed to be given 40 per cent of the sum. The tape recordings were played at the trial.Trying to entrap corrupt cops “We can’t tolerate people taking things into their own hands,” she said. Dr. Jephthah Ford, a well-known Jamaican medical practitioner will re-appear in court on August 22 for sentencing. He was found guilty on Thursday of attempting to pervert the course of justice in a case dating back to 2014. Justice Simone Wolfe Reece who handed down the verdict in a Corporate Area court said she did not believe Ford’s defense. The doctor was charged in 2014 following allegations he attempted to bribe a member of the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) to release two Surinamese men who were arrested by the agency.last_img read more