The prosecution in Freddie Thompson’s murder trial has described the killing of David Douglas as a ‘carefully planned execution’.
The 36-year-old from Loreto Road in Maryland, Dublin 8 denies murdering the father-of-one at a shoe shop in Dublin City in July 2016.
At around 4 o’clock on the afternoon of July 1st 2016, a lone gunman armed with a semi-automatic pistol entered a shoe shop on Dublin’s Bridgefoot Street owned by David Douglas’ partner.
He was working there at the time with his daughter and was leaning up against a counter when the gunman opened fire.
He was hit six times in the head, neck and body and was pronounced dead in hospital an hour later.
Opening his case this afternoon, prosecuting barrister Sean Gillane said four vehicles, including two getaway cars, became of major relevance to the Garda investigation.
He said it was the prosecution’s case that Freddie Thompson was driving one of them. He said his fingerprints and DNA were found in it and in another car.
He also claimed he was caught on CCTV breaking up a mobile phone and handing the parts to a woman near the murder scene shortly afterwards.
It isn’t the prosecution’s case that he physically carried out the murder, but Mr. Gillane told the court there were many fingers on the trigger so to speak and he claimed one of them was Mr. Thompson’s.