Man Guilty Of Athy Murder
Written 3 years ago by Newsroom
A man has been found guilty of murdering Jason Doogue in Athy, Co. Kildare.
The jury at the Central Criminal Court took just over two hours and thirty minutes to reach their verdict.
44 year old James Lammon had been charged with the murder of Jason Doogue in the Green Hills area of Athy on August 21, 2015.
The jury found that he was the masked and hooded gunman who cycled up to the garden where Mr Doogue was hanging out with friends, and shot him three times before cycling away.
Members of Mr Doogue’s family embraced and some broke down in tears the once guilty verdict was announced.
Mr Lammon smiled towards his legal team and spoke with them briefly before prison officers led him away from the courtroom.
The family will make an impact statement later today before Mr Justice Paul Butler hands down the mandatory life sentence.
Justice Butler thanked the jury for their service and exempted them from duty for ten years.