Verdict expected in Shane Geoghegan murder trial

A verdict is expected later today in the trial of a man accused of gunning down Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

A verdict is expected later today in the trial of a man accused of gunning down Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

Barry Doyle (aged 26) from Portland Row, Dublin denies murdering the Garryowen captain on November 9, 2008 at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle.

The 11-strong jury will this morning begin its second day of deliberations, the foreman having yesterday assured the trial judge "we want to give it 100%".

Mr Doyle in custody confessed to killing Mr Geoghegan, who was shot in a case of mistaken identity.

The defence contends that the admissions resulted from threats and promises and are therefore unreliable.

On request, memos of those garda interviews have been sent into the jury room.

The judge has warned of the dangers of convicting Mr Doyle solely on the basis of his admissions in custody.

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