Supreme Court upholds conviction in Shane Geoghegan murder

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsSupreme Court upholds conviction in Shane Geoghegan murderBy Staff Reporter – January 18, 2017 1397 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAction from CBC’s 30-5 SCT win over Crescent ComprehensiveNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporter Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Print Advertisementcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSBarry DoyleDundonfeaturedlimerickmccarthyShane Geoghegan Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Barry Doyle, who is appealing his conviction for the murder of Shane GeogheganBarry Doyle lost his appeal against his conviction for the murder of Shane GeogheganBARRY Doyle will continue serving his life sentence for the murder of Limerick man Shane Geoghegan after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed his latest appeal on Wednesday.In February 2012, Doyle of Portland Row in Dublin had been given mandatory life sentence after he was found guilty of killing Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity on November 9, 2008.The convicted drug addict had been hired by the McCarthy/Dundon gang to carry out a shooting where a rival criminal had been the intended target.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However Doyle shot Mr Geoghegan as he left a neighbour’s house on his way back to his own home across the road.After he was arrested and made his admissions to the murder, Doyle claimed that gardai induced him to confess.This was one of Doyle’s main claims in his appeal to overturn the conviction.18 months ago, the Court of Appeal upheld the conviction and the subsequent jail term after it found that the trial was conducted properly and the evidence put forward was in keeping with the normal rules.This Wednesday morning, the seven judge court returned a majority decision and subsequently dismissed the appeal on all grounds including the claim that he was denied the right to a solicitor during garda interviews.The judges also held that Doyle’s admission were not made as a result of threat or inducement by gardai.last_img

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