Witness: Dundon told me he ordered killing

A man serving a life sentence for murder has told the Special Criminal Court his first cousin, Wayne Dundon, told him he ordered the killing of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.

Witness: Dundon told me he ordered killing

Anthony ‘Noddy’ McCarthy gave evidence in the trial of Wayne Dundon, aged 36, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, and Nathan Killeen, aged 24, of Hyde Rd, Prospect, who have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre, on April 9, 2009.

McCarthy, aged 32, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Kieran Keane in Limerick in January 2003. His brother Christopher McCarthy, 31, gave evidence at the trial last week.

Anthony McCarthy told Michael O’Higgins, prosecuting, he knew the Dundons going back a long time and spent summer holidays with them when they were growing up in Hackney, London during the 1990s.

Mr McCarthy told Mr O’Higgins he was in Wheatfield Prison from 2005 to 2010, where he was in the same “paint party” with Wayne Dundon and his brothers John Dundon and Dessie Dundon. He said that sometime after 9.30am on the day Roy Collins was murdered, he heard Wayne Dundon “roaring” from a cell across from his own. He was on a mobile phone shouting and screaming.

He said after Wayne Dundon had hung up he asked him “what’s up”, to which the accused man told him he had “ordered James Dillon to go kill Roy Collins”.

The witness said he later checked the teletext service and saw that a man had been shot in a pub in Limerick. Mr McCarthy said he knew then this was Roy Collins.

He said that sometime after 2pm on April 9 he met Wayne Dundon. He told Mr O’Higgins he asked Wayne Dundon if the man was shot in the leg, to which Wayne Dundon replied “as for him being shot in the leg, he’s dead” and “I warned James Dillon to kill him”.

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