Book of evidence for Roy Collins murder accused

Two Limerick men charged with the murder of local businessman Roy Collins four years ago have been served with a book of evidence at the Special Criminal Court.

Two Limerick men charged with the murder of local businessman Roy Collins four years ago have been served with a book of evidence at the Special Criminal Court.

Wayne Dundon (aged 35), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (aged 23), of Hyde Road, Prospect, are each charged with the murder of Mr Collins (aged 35) at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre, Limerick on April 9, 2009.

Barrister Sean Guerin told the non-jury court this morning that the State was in a position to serve a book of evidence on the accused men, who were each handed a book as they sat in the dock.

Counsel for the accused, Mr Shane O’Callaghan BL, said that he was seeking legal aid for both men.

Mr Guerin said that there was no objection to legal aid for Dundon, however he said the State had not received a statement of means from Killeen.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said the court would grant legal aid to Dundon, which would be back-dated to February, and would deal with Killeen’s application at a later date.

He said the court would acceded to a request from Mr O’Callaghan for second legal counsel to be appointed to both men and for a disclosure order under Section 56 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007, on terms, for a copy of any recording of the questioning of the accused men during their detention.

Mr Justice Butler, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge William Hamill, remanded both men in custody to appear before the court again on June 5th.

He said the court would grant the State liberty to apply for an application to have the accused appear via video link for the next hearing.

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