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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Man accused of gun murder further remanded in custody

Mr Thompson has yet to enter plea
Mr Thompson has yet to enter plea

A 35-year-old man charged with the murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas, who was shot dead on a Dublin street in July, has been further remanded in custody.

Frederick 'Freddie' Thompson, of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin, was arrested on November 1 and detained at Kilmainham Garda Station.

Mr Thompson was charged and remanded in custody following a brief hearing at Dublin District Court on November 7.

Mr Douglas (55), from Killala Road, in Cabra, north Dublin, was shot dead outside a shop on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin on July 1.

The father-of-one was standing in the doorway of the shop owned by his wife, Yumei, when he was approached and shot several times.

Remanded

The victim, who suffered a number of gunshot wounds, was rushed to St James's Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Mr Thompson faced his third hearing yesterday, when he appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court. He was further remanded in custody to appear again on December 9 at the same court.

At his first hearing, Detective Inspector Paul Cleary gave evidence that "in reply to the charge after caution he said 'no comment".

Bail cannot be considered in murder cases and the defendant will have to make an application to the High Court to get released pending trial. A book of evidence has yet to be completed and served, and Mr Thompson has not yet entered a plea.

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