Roy Collins' father: Roy told us he loved us while he lay dying after shooting

Roy Collins

A key prosecution witness is giving evidence in the trial of two Limerick men accused of murdering businessman Roy Collins five years ago.

Earlier the Special Criminal Court heard the victim's father Steve Collins describe his last moments with his son.

Steve Collins today described comforting his son Roy after he was shot in the chest at the amusement arcade at Roxboro Shopping Centre in April 2009.

He said Roy told him how much he loved him and his mother but said he couldn't identify who had fired the gun at him.

This afternoon the trial heard from key prosecution witness Gareth Collins, a man currently serving seven and a half years for demanding money with menaces and making threats to kill.

He said he was offered €20,000 by the accused Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen to drive a car.

He told the court he wanted no part of it when he heard the plan was to "whack" Roy Collins's father Steve who ran the pub next door to the amusement arcade.

The prosecution claims Dundon of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect ordered the hit from prison and that Nathan Killeen was the alleged getaway driver.

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