A witness to the homicide trial on the Central Legal Court docket has denied that criminals pressured her to make false accusations in opposition to the accused.

Tacey Hayes stated in Wayne Cooney’s trial in the present day that she picked up the defendant from a bus cease in Darndale, Dublin, shortly after Jordan Davis was shot useless close by.

She stated she was driving a automotive with the defendant’s girlfriend within the passenger seat.

The pal, who can solely be recognized as EF by court docket order, pointed Ms Hayes to a bus cease, the place the witness stated they picked the accused up and drove a brief distance earlier than he requested to be dropped off.

Mr Cooney’s protection legal professional Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha stated his shopper denied moving into her automotive and believed Ms Hayes both knew she was not telling the reality or was mistaken.

The lawyer requested Ms Hayes, “Is it attainable that somebody concerned in felony exercise is pressuring you or asking you to make a false accusation in opposition to Wayne Cooney?”

She replied, “No.”

Mr Cooney, 31, of Glenshane Drive, Tallaght, Dublin, has pleaded not responsible to the homicide of Jordan Davis, 22, in an alleyway subsequent to Our Girl of Immaculate Nationwide Faculty in Darndale on twenty second Might 2019.

He has additionally pleaded not responsible to possessing a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and ammunition in circumstances resulting in the affordable conclusion that he didn’t have them for authentic functions.

Ms Hayes instructed Bernard Condon SC for prosecutors that she was at EF on the day Mr Davis was killed they usually had been on their technique to Ms Hayes’ mom’s residence once they had been instructed there had been a capturing would have.


Jordan Davis, who died from three gunshot wounds

Jordan Davis, who died from three gunshot wounds

She stated: “We circled to drive round and have a nostril like everybody to see what is going on on.”

She stated she did not see something at first and was simply strolling again to her mom’s home when she was instructed the capturing sufferer was Jordan Davis.

EF requested to be taken residence however spoke to somebody on the cellphone, the witness recalled, and pointed Ms Hayes to varied places in Darndale. Ms Hayes stated: “I assumed she had a nostril.”

The court docket heard EF telling Ms Hayes to show proper as they approached a roundabout in Darndale after which as they handed a bus cease the witness recalled: “EF stated ‘there’s the fool’ or the ‘ Fool’ or one thing and it was her accomplice Wayne.”

Ms. Hayes pulled over and the person climbed into the again seat of the automotive. She dropped them off close by on Streamville Street.

Ms Hayes stated she had beforehand met the accused twice and seen photographs of him on social media.

She additionally knew that the defendant had a crown tattooed with EF’s initials.

Mr Ó Lideadha SC, for the defence, knowledgeable Ms Hayes that his directions are that Mr Cooney didn’t get into her automotive on the day in query and he or she both is aware of she is just not telling the reality or is fallacious. Ms Hayes stated she understood.

The witness agreed that she lives in a spot the place many individuals are concerned in varied crimes, together with drug trafficking. “It occurs in every single place,” she stated.

She agreed that a part of this enterprise is individuals moving into debt, preventing, and getting individuals killed. “That is her personal enterprise,” she added.

Ms Hayes stated she was unaware of plenty of individuals referred to by Mr Ó Lideadha who had been murdered within the space lately.

Mr Ó Lideadha requested: “Is it attainable that somebody concerned in felony exercise is placing strain on you or asking you to make a false accusation in opposition to Wayne Cooney?” She replied: “No.”

She agreed that she didn’t determine Mr. Cooney on the bus cease earlier than stopping and that everybody who received into the automotive got here from behind and climbed into the again seat. They drove a brief distance, she stated, earlier than dropping them off.

She agreed that in her assertion she didn’t point out turning round to see who was within the again seat.

Upon re-examination, Ms Hayes instructed Mr Condon that she was not concerned in any crime and had no felony convictions.

She stated it was EF’s accomplice Wayne Cooney who received into her automotive that day and that he was an individual she had met earlier than. There was no dialogue within the automotive for the quick drive, she stated.

The deputy state pathologist Dr. Margot Bolster additionally gave proof in the present day and instructed Mr Condon that Mr Davis sustained three gunshot wounds.

One entered the again of the neck, handed via the mind, and exited via the brow. It precipitated extreme traumatic mind accidents and would have precipitated an prompt collapse and dying.

A second bullet entered the decrease left facet of the again and exited via the appropriate chest. On its means via the physique, it perforated the stomach aorta, the physique’s foremost blood vessel. It precipitated extreme bleeding and would have resulted in prompt collapse and dying.

The third bullet entered the again of the higher left thigh and exited via the decrease stomach after touring via the bladder. It might have been a incapacity, stated Dr. bolsters

The reason for dying was a number of gunshot wounds, she stated. Mr. Cooney’s attorneys didn’t cross-examine the pathologist.

The trial will proceed earlier than Choose Tony Hunt and a jury of eight males and 4 ladies

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