Aftermath of boy's stabbing described
A number of men claiming to be friends of a 15-year-old Nigerian boy who was stabbed on Good Friday two years ago were in a “highly agitated and aggressive state” when gardaí arrived at the scene, a Central Court jury has heard.
Garda John Santry, one of the first gardaí at the scene of the murder of Toyosi Shittabey in Mulhuddart on April 2nd, 2010, told prosecuting counsel Brendan Grehan that several times he had to ask the group to step away from the body of Toyosi while gardaí and ambulance crew attended to him.
It was day five of the trial of Michael Barry (26) of Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Nigerian teenager Toyosi Shittabey (15) on April 2, 2010 at The Boulevard, Mount Eustace, in Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15.
The court heard that while some wanted to help, youths at the scene were very agitated and were obstructing attempts to resuscitate the victim.
It is the prosecution’s case that Michael’s brother Paul, who is now deceased, inflicted the stab wound on Toyosi but that Michael was an accessory to the murder, following the row. The trial continues before Mr Justice Barry White and a jury of seven men and five women.