Prosecutor In Athy Murder Trial Says Evidence Proves Guilt Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Written 3 years ago by Newsroom


The prosecutor in a Kildare murder trial has told the jury there are a series of facts that he believes prove the accused man’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Forty-four year old James Lammon of Cardington Way in Athy denies shooting 22 year old Jason Doogue on August 21st last year.

In his closing address, Kerida Naidoo for the DPP told the jurors there were no big centre pieces of evidence and that they would have to put a number of pieces together before a very clear picture would emerge.

Mr. Doogue was shot by a masked gunman who cycled up to him as he sat outside his friend’s house in Greenhills, Athy.

Mr. Naidoo said there were a number of facts that proves Jimmy Lammon’s guilt in his mind, including an alleged threat he made earlier that day.

He also reminded the jury that his DNA was found on a black top near where the bicycle was found dumped in the River Barrow.

The fact that the bike belonged to the accused man’s nephew was also significant, he said.

Fourteen facts in total were presented to the jurors who will hear the closing speech from the defence this afternoon.