Court to hear Rattigan murder appeal

The Court of Criminal Appeal will today hear an appeal by Dublin man Brian Rattigan against his conviction for murder.

Court to hear Rattigan murder appeal

The Court of Criminal Appeal will today hear an appeal by Dublin man Brian Rattigan against his conviction for murder.

The 30-year-old, with an address at Cooley Rd in Drimnagh, was found guilty by a jury of stabbing Declan Gavin outside Abrakebabra on August 25, 2001.

He was jailed for life in 2009 after a jury convicted him of the murder of 21-year-old Gavin eight years earlier.

There was evidence that a man in a balaclava got out of a Nissan Micra that pulled up outside Abrakebabra at the Crumlin shopping centre and made for his victim with a knife.

Rattigan's palm print was found at the scene.

Moments before the killing witnesses heard someone in the car shouting at Gavin, calling him a "rat".

Rattigan is now appealing against his murder conviction in a hearing scheduled to last two days.

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