The Regency Hotel murder will continue.
The Special Criminal Court has decided that a photo of the suspect can be included in evidence.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Regency Hotel murder trial WILL continue after Special Criminal Court has decided to admit the evidence regarding the Garda identification process of a photo at the centre of the case</p>— Stephanie Grogan (@StephGrogan3) <a href="https://twitter.com/StephGrogan3/status/959387450970865664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 2, 2018</a></blockquote>
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25 year old Patrick Hutch of Champions Avenue in the north inner city went on trial three weeks ago accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel. He has pleaded not guilty.
A photo was taken at the scene of the shooting which showed a man dressed as a woman holding a gun outside the hotel.
It is the prosecution’s case that Mr Hutch was the man. His barrister has described the identification of Mr Hutch in the photo by two gardai as ‘sullied and tainted’.