Patrick Hutch Jnr, who is accused of the murder of David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel, has been further charged with possessing three AK47 assault rifles in connection with the fatal shooting.
Father-of-two, David Byrne, aged 34, of Crumlin in Dublin, was shot dead during a boxing weigh-in at the hotel on February 5 by a gang of heavily armed raiders. In May, Patrick Hutch Jnr, aged 24, of Champions Avenue, Dublin 1, was charged with the murder and remanded in custody.
Det Sergeant Mick Mulligan told Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court three further charges were put to Mr Hutch yesterday morning. He said he was charged at the courthouse after which Mr Hutch “said he had nothing to say in reply”. The new charges are under the Firearms Act for unlawfully possessing three assault rifles with intent to endanger at the Regency Hotel on February 5.
Judge Blake heard the new charges were linked to the existing one already before the court.
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