Mobile phone forensic analyst tells murder trial of call to victim's partner
A mobile phone forensic analyst has given evidence in a double Limerick murder trial that one of the accused telephoned the partner of one of the victims four times three hours after the murders had taken place.
Garda Shane Ryan told prosecuting counsel Brendan Grehan SC, he downloaded details from the mobile phones and sim cards of murder victim Desmond Kelly, his partner Olivia Mullens and one of the accused, Patrick O’Brien.
He said three of the phone calls from Mr O’Brien’s mobile phone to Ms Mullen’s mobile phone occurred between 12.37am and 12.38am on January 9th, 2011, had durations of zero seconds but a further phone call to Ms Mullen’s phone at 12.40am lasted 110 seconds.
It was day 10 of the trial at the Central Criminal Court of first cousins Patrick O’Brien (33) of Glanntan, Golflinks Road, Castletroy, Limerick, and Thomas Stewart (29) of The Cedar, Briarfield, Castletroy, Limerick, who have both pleaded not guilty to the murders of Desmond Kelly (23) and Breda Waters (28).
The trial continues.