Witness in murder trial asked gardaí about protection
A jury in a murder trial has been shown video footage of a prosecution witness asking gardaí what they would do to protect him if he was afraid to give evidence.
Andrew Sheridan, who gave a statement to gardaí implicating Jonathan Douglas in the murder of Aidan Byrne, was shown on a video recording of the reading over of his statement, telling gardaí he “doesn’t know anything about him [Mr Douglas]” and that he did not know whom Mr Douglas “does be with”.
“If I happen to be afraid, not saying I am, how would ye protect me?” Mr Sheridan asked gardaí.
Mr Douglas (27), O’Devaney Gardens, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Mr Byrne at Drumalee Avenue in Dublin on February 20th, 2010.