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Man Charged With Ballyfermot Murder Facing Trial In Central Criminal Court

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

03:37 15 Jun 2022

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A man charged with the murder of Michael Tormey in Ballyfermot is to face Central Criminal Court trial.

Mr Tormey, 49, was found on his driveway at Thomond Road at about 4.30 am on January 9th after returning from a family function.

The married father of three, who worked as a salesman and a doorman, suffered gunshot wounds to his back and chest.

His wife Amy and a young child were in the house when the fatal gun attack occurred.

Christopher Devine, 40, of Convent Lawns, Ballyfermot, was charged with his murder and was remanded in custody following a court appearance on January 19th.

However, the High Court granted bail in February.

He faced his latest hearing when he appeared before Judge Paula Murphy at Dublin District Court today.

She noted the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed for trial on indictment in the Central Criminal Court.

She remanded him on continuing bail to appear again in six weeks to be served with a book of evidence and sent forward for trial.

At his first hearing, Detective Sergeant Ronan O'Reilly told the court Mr Devine "made no reply to the charge".

Reporting by Tom Tuite

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