Shane Geoghegan murder trial to hear closing statements

The jury will hear closing speeches today in the trial of Barry Doyle who is accused of the shooting death of Limerick man Shane Geoghegan.

The jury will hear closing speeches today in the trial of Barry Doyle who is accused of the shooting death of Limerick man Shane Geoghegan.

The 26-year-old from Portland Row, Dublin denies murdering Mr Geoghegan on November 9, 2008 at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle.

The jury has heard that the Garryowen captain was shot dead near his house at around 1am in the morning in a case of mistaken identity.

After denying involvement, Dublin man Mr Doyle admitted to gardaí that he carried out the shooting.

Under questioning from his lawyers, an investigating detective denied the accused had been offered any inducement in exchange for a confession.

The prosecution wrapped up its case on Friday and the defence has decided not to call any witnesses meaning the case is in its closing stages.

The jury will hear closing statements from barristers from both sides as well as the judge before beginning its deliberations.

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