Regency Hotel Murder Trial Resumes Today

Regency Hotel Murder Trial Resumes Today

Elaine Stenson By Elaine Stenson - January 12, 2018

Day two of the Regency Hotel murder trial gets underway later.

25-year-old Patrick Hutch of Champions Avenue in Dublin 1 denies murdering David Byrne at the Dublin premises almost two years ago.


In opening the trial yesterday - prosecuting barrister - Sean Gillane told the three Judges they would hear that a lot of people were at the Regency Hotel on February the 5th 2016 as a boxing weigh in was taking place.

It would be alleged a man in a flat cap and a man wearing a wig entered the premises through a laundry entrance.


While three other men dressed as gardai entered the front door carrying assault rifles.
Panic broke out when witnesses heard gunfire and it would be alleged David Byrne was shot twice as he ran towards the Reception.

Patrick Hutch Junior replied ‘not guilty your honour’ when the charges of murder and unlawful possession of assault rifles were put to him yesterday.

The trial will resume this afternoon at the Special Criminal Court.

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Elaine Stenson

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