Jury shown CCTV footage in Limerick double murder trial

The jury in a double Limerick murder trial were shown CCTV footage of the movements of two people through O'Malley Park prior to the shootings in which two people were killed.

The jury in a double Limerick murder trial were shown CCTV footage of the movements of two people through O'Malley Park prior to the shootings in which two people were killed.

Sergeant Gary Thompson told prosecuting counsel Ms Martina Baxter, BL, he downloaded the CCTV footage from various cameras located within the estate in the Southill area of Limerick, showing two people making their way past different landmark locations prior to 9am on the morning of the shootings.

It was day 11 of the trial at the Central Criminal Court of first cousins Patrick O'Brien (aged 33) of Glanntan, Golflinks Road, Castletroy, Limerick and Thomas Stewart (aged 29) of The Cedar, Briarfield, Castletroy, Limerick who have both pleaded not guilty to the murders of Desmond Kelly (aged 23) and Breda Waters (aged 28) on January 9, 2011 at O'Malley Park in Limerick.

The jury were shown footage of two people approaching an unlicensed premises at the rear of Lilac Court at 8.35am. The two people remained outside the entrance to the premises for five minutes before walking away.

Further footage showed one person walking past the tarmac soccer pitch in Southill at 8.38am with further footage showing two people walking past Southill Medical Centre at 8.42am.

The jury is to view further CCTV footage in the morning.

The trial continues before Mr Justice George Birmingham and a jury of six men and six women.

Prosecuting counsel indicated to the jury it is likely to complete its evidence in the morning.

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