Man for court over Geoghegan death
A man is due to appear before the Special Criminal Court tomorrow charged with the murder of Shane Geoghegan four years ago.
The 30-year-old is the second person to be charged with the murder of the Garryowen rugby player, who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity in November 2008.
Last February, Barry Doyle (26) from Portland Row, Dublin was jailed for life for the murder of the 28-year-old, who was shot five times at Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, in the early hours of November 9th 2008.
During the trial, the court was told Mr Geoghegan was walking home from a friend’s house when he was shot by Doyle. He pleaded with him to stop and ran into the back garden of a neighbour’s house but his killer followed him and shot him in the head.
It is understood that the Director of Public Prosecutions directed earlier this week that a second man could be charged with Shane Geoghegan’s murder.
The DPP has directed that he should be charged before the Special Criminal Court and not at a district court.
Gardaí from Limerick investigating the murder will travel to the Special Criminal Court in Dublin tomorrow to charge the 30-year-old man with the murder.