Bray Boxing Club Murder Trial Hears Victim Was Shot Once In The Head

Bray Boxing Club shooting

The Central Criminal Court has heard that nine bullet cartridges were found at the scene of a fatal shooting at Bray Boxing Club on June 5th 2018.

Gerard Cervi, from East Wall in Dublin, denies murdering gymgoer Bobby Messett that morning and he has also pleaded NOT guilty to two charges of attempted murder.

On arrival at Bray Boxing Club in the aftermath of the shooting, ballistics expert, Detective Janette O’Neill, said she noticed blood on the front step and on the staircase leading up to the gym floor.


There were bullet holes in the back wall and in the door of the ladies changing room and Bobby Messett’s body was lying in a pool of blood to the right of the door.

Earlier today, the former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy said he died from a single gunshot wound to the head. She said his death would have been rapid.

The prosecution believes Gerard Cervi was the masked gunman who took Mr Messett’s life that morning.

He is also charged with the attempted murder of boxing coach, Pete Taylor, and another gymgoer called Ian Britton. He denies all charges.

Bray Boxing Club Shooting Victim Bobby Messett