The judges in Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s trial have been told it will be alleged that he told Jonathan Dowdall he was part of the team that shot David Byrne.
The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Byrne, who was shot dead during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in Dublin six years ago.
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch’s trial opened this morning with the prosecuting barrister, Sean Gillane SC, outlining his case.
He told the judges they’d hear evidence of a 'deliberate killing, carried out without restraint' by a group of people, of which he claimed Mr Hutch is one.
David Byrne was shot dead when armed men, three of whom were dressed as gardai, stormed a boxing event he was attending at the Regency Hotel in Dublin.
The judges were told they’d hear evidence of a meeting in a park in Dublin between Gerry Hutch and Jonathan Dowdall sometime after the shooting, during which Mr Hutch was described as being 'worked up and edgy'.
Mr Gillane went on to say it will be alleged that Mr Hutch told him he was part of the team that shot Mr Byrne.
The court will also hear evidence of a recorded conversation between them, during which the shooting and the existence of a feud with the Kinahan's was discussed.
Two other men have pleaded not guilty to related, but less serious, charges.