The prosecuting barrister in a Dublin murder trial has labelled the accused a "liar", whose explanation for what happened is "self-serving".
Sean Ducque, who hasn't got a fixed address, admits killing Kieran Farrelly in October 2014 but claims he completely lost control after being provoked.
On the night of October 26th 2014, Sean Ducque held a taxi driver up at gunpoint and stole some cash and his phone. He said he then hid everything under a bush in a garden outside the Killarney Court flats in Dublin’s north inner city.
Later, he said he went back to collect the items and claimed Kieran Farrelly threatened to punch the head off him if he didn't give him the lot. Mr. Ducque admits shooting him in the head and body but claims he was provoked by the threat and completely lost control.
In his closing address today, prosecuting barrister Dominic McGinn described his version of events as a tissue of lies.
While standing there with a shotgun, he asked how such a threat from someone who wasn’t armed could cause him to completely lose control.
If the jury believes him, the murder charge could be reduced to the lesser charge of manslaughter.