Murder accused told Gardai he had given gloves found near scene with his DNA to clothes company

28/06/2022 21:40:00

Murder accused told Gardai he had given gloves found near scene with his DNA to clothes company

Murder accused told Gardai he had given gloves found near scene with his DNA to clothes company

A man who denies murdering a father-of-one told gardai that he had given away to a clothing collection company a pair of gloves that was found near the scene of the shooting and which contained firearms residue and his DNA, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Gardai asked Mr Cooney to account for the presence of the North Face gloves with his matching DNA at Belcamp Lane, a short distance from where Mr Davis was shot dead outside Our Lady Immaculate Church in Darndale.Mr Cooney said that he has owned and does own North Face clothing, including gloves, but that he believed the gloves in question were previously left out for a clothing collection company.

Mr Cooney, with an address at Glenshane Drive in Tallaght, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jordan Davis (22) at a lane-way beside Our Lady of Immaculate National School in Darndale in Dublin on May 22 2019.He has also pleaded not guilty to possessing a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and to possessing ammunition in circumstances that give rise to the reasonable inference that he did not have them for lawful purposes.

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Wayne Cooney (31), who denies murdering Jordan Davis, also told gardai that he was"sorry the man was killed, but you have the wrong person".File photo of a courtroom Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.7 Dave Hanratty The man has appeared in court.11.

Gardai asked Mr Cooney to account for the presence of the North Face gloves with his matching DNA at Belcamp Lane, a short distance from where Mr Davis was shot dead outside Our Lady Immaculate Church in Darndale. Mr Cooney said that he has owned and does own North Face clothing, including gloves, but that he believed the gloves in question were previously left out for a clothing collection company.ie A MAN WHO stabbed his ex-partner’s boyfriend to death in a “sneak attack” after inviting him for a fist fight has been found guilty of murder by a unanimous jury verdict at the Central Criminal Court. Mr Cooney, with an address at Glenshane Drive in Tallaght, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jordan Davis (22) at a lane-way beside Our Lady of Immaculate National School in Darndale in Dublin on May 22 2019. READ MORE The mother-of-three was last seen alive on 6 June, 1981, outside the South Infirmary Hospital in Cork city centre. He has also pleaded not guilty to possessing a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and to possessing ammunition in circumstances that give rise to the reasonable inference that he did not have them for lawful purposes. The prosecution had told the jury that Ahmed, 41, stabbed Boylan in a “sneak attack” after inviting him to a fist fight while he had a knife concealed in his pocket. Jordan Davis, who died from three gunshot wounds Detective Garda Neil Plunkett told Seoirse Ó Dúnlaing BL, for the prosecution, that he interviewed Mr Cooney at Coolock Garda Station on June 22, 2019. He is due to appear before Skibbereen District Court today charged in relation to the murder.

Gardai invoked sections of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 which allow a jury to draw inferences if a person fails to answer questions or give explanations for their presence at certain locations. Lorcan Staines SC, prosecuting, said in his closing speech that the accused had told “lie after lie” to gardaí about the weapon used and that the lies were so bad they were “borderline laughable”. Investigations are ongoing. Under the Act gardai asked Mr Cooney to account for his alleged presence in Darndale in the days leading up to the shooting and at the time of the shooting and for his possession of a firearm and ammunition. He denied that he was in the area at the time or that he was in possession of a firearm or ammunition. The jury watched CCTV footage of the stabbing which Ahmed accepted in his garda interviews showed Boylan retreating from the attack. Read more Mum of murdered drug dealer tells of home being attacked and men threatening son He also denied that he was the person on a bicycle seen in the Darndale area in the days leading up to the shooting and denied that he was the person on a bicycle captured on CCTV cycling up behind and shooting Mr Davis. He said that he noted the bicycle had been forensically examined and his DNA was not found. The jury rejected his claim, accepting the prosecution’s case that Ahmed was the aggressor and did not believe he was using reasonable force to defend himself.

He said that a garda who had identified him on CCTV footage was"wrong"."That is not me in the CCTV. Ahmed faces the mandatory sentence for murder of life imprisonment. I'm innocent," he said. He later told gardai:"I would never do that. Nassar Ahmed of The Mews, Kilrush Road, Ennis had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Eoin Boylan (32) at Gordon Drive, Cloughleigh, Ennis, on April 14, 2020. I'm sorry the man was killed, but you have the wrong person.

" Detective Garda Jeanette O'Neill of the Garda Technical Bureau's ballistics section also told the trial that she found nine spent bullet cartridges and two bullet casings on the lane and on the school grounds beside where Mr Davis's body was discovered. Their marriage broke down however and it ended completely in November 2018. Detective Garda Mark Collander told Mr Ó Dúnlaing that he examined the cartridges under a microscope and determined that they had been discharged from a"Glock type semi-automatic pistol". The bullets used would have been 9mm calibre, he said. The court heard that Boylan moved into the woman’s house “quite quickly” after their relationship commenced. The trial continues in front of Mr Justice Tony Hunt and a jury of eight men and four women. Today's Headlines . The deceased’s mother Catherine Martin gave evidence during the trial, telling Staines that the accused did not look “very happy” when he arrived outside the house on the day of the stabbing.