Accused: CCTV shows me discharging shots
on 12/10/2013 00:00:00
The Central Criminal Court trial heard that the bread delivery man was shot while in the petrol station shop and died from multiple gunshot wounds. He sustained four wounds: one to the side of the face, two to the top of the head, and one to the groin.
On the third day of the trial yesterday, Una Ni Raifeartaigh, prosecuting, read out a number of facts admitted on behalf of the accused.
The accused admitted he was identified from CCTV from the Topaz garage that morning, and that he could be seen discharging four shots. The jury viewed CCTV of the shooting earlier this week but the deceased was not visible in any of the footage.
Garda Neil O'Gorman then identified a number of exhibits recovered in Kerry the day after the killing, including a pair of white size nine Nike runners that Ballybunion gardaí had recovered from Lady's Beach. Garda O'Gorman explained that blood found on these runners proved a positive match for Mr Coughlan's DNA.
In her opening speech on Wednesday, Ms Ni Raifeartaigh told the court that Mr Coughlan's brother, Darren, was killed in Nov 2005 when he was beaten by a number of people.
She said Mr Treacy's brother was among those convicted of the killing and it was the prosecution's case that this shooting was deliberately carried out as revenge.
She said the defence would say Mr Coughlan was ill at the time and had diminished responsibility, and that the case would be about his mental state at the time.
The trial continues.