Regency Hotel trial to resume
The Regency Hotel shooting trial will resume “in some form” at the beginning of December, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Sean Gillane, prosecuting, told the court yesterday the final report into the death of the lead investigating garda in the case has been received and he hoped the defence would receive it by the end of the day. Presiding judge Mr Justice Tony Hunt said the trial will resume “in some form” on December 3. “We can do three days that week,” he said, adding this would give the court in excess of 10 days in December to deal with the case.
Det Supt Colm Fox was found dead on the evening of February 10 in his office at Ballymun Garda Station. His official firearm was recovered at the scene; foul play was not suspected and it was treated as a personal tragedy.
Patrick Hutch, of Champions Avenue, Dublin 1, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel on February 5, 2016.