Trial of pair accused of murdering Limerick businessman Roy Collins begins

Wayne Dundon

Two Limerick men have gone on trial at the non-jury Special Criminal Court for the murder of businessman Roy Collins five years ago.

Wayne Dundon, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, and Nathan Killeen of Hyde Road, Prospect, deny killing the 35-year-old, who was shot once in the chest at the amusement arcade he ran at the Roxboro Shopping Centre, on April 9, 2009.

The prosecution alleges Wayne Dundon organised Roy Collins's murder from behind bars in Wheatfield prison.

They say Nathan Killeen was the driver and that a third man walked into Coincastle Amusements at around midday on April 9 and discharged a single shot that hit the businessman in the chest.

Opening the trial, barrister Michael O'Higgins said the prosecution is relying mainly on circumstantial evidence and the testimony of five of the accused's associates, some of whom he described as criminal associates.

The court heard one man, Gareth Keogh, will say that Dundon and Killeen tried to pressurise him into driving the car.

Another witness, Anthony 'Noddy' McCarthy, who was serving life for the murder of Kieran Keane, will recall a conversation he had with Wayne Dundon on the day of the shooting.

KEYWORDS: Dundon, Roy Collins
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