Dubliner Goes On Trial Accused Of Brutal Daylight Gangland Style Execution

Criminal Courts of Justice

A Dubliner has gone on trial accused of murdering David ‘Daithi‘ Douglas who was shot dead almost five years ago as part of a gangland feud.

Lee Canavan, of Edenbrook, Rathfarnham, is alleged to have shot him six times while he was having something to eat in his girlfriend’s shoe shop.

Daithi Douglas was shot six times while leaning against a counter at ‘Shoestown’ on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin on July 1st 2016.

The gunman was driven at speed from the scene in a stolen Mercedes that was waiting for him on a nearby street.

This car was set on fire a short time afterwards and it is the prosecution’s case that the driver and gunman made their escape in a second getaway car.

32-year-old Lee Canavan went on trial today accused of being the man who pulled the trigger that day.

Prosecuting barrister, Sean Gillane, told the court it was his case that he was acting in concert with others in what he described as a ‘carefully and meticulously planned‘ assassination of another human being.

He told the judges he would be presenting DNA and extensive CCTV evidence to try and prove his case beyond a reasonable doubt.