2023-01-25 09:46:00

Gerard Hutch was disguised as police officer during murder, court hears

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Shane Harrison

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  • Published 25 January 2023, 12:46 GMT
  • Updated 1 minute ago

The prosecution has begun its closing argument in the trial of a man accused of murder at a boxing weigh-in nearly seven years ago.

Gerard Hutch 59, from the Paddocks, Clontarf, denies murdering David Byrne, 33, at Dublin's Regency Airport Hotel on 5 February 2016.

Prosecution barrister Fiona Murphy SC said in her closing argument that it was the states case that Mr Hutch was one of three men who were disguised as elite Garda (Irish police) members who entered the hotel.

She added that he was one of the men who fired the fatal shots at Mr Byrne.

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