Prosecution in the trial of Limerick biker murder disputes self-defence claim

Alan McNamara claims he did not mean to shoot Andrew O’Donoghue

Prosecution in the trial of Limerick biker murder disputes self-defence claim

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The prosecution in the trial of a Limerick biker accused of murdering a member of a rival club say they do not believe he was acting in self-defence.

Alan McNamara from Mountfune in Murroe claims he did not mean to shoot Andrew O’Donoghue outside the Road Tramps Motorcycle Club in 2015.

On June 19th 2015, Caballero biker Alan McNamara was assaulted outside a pub in Doon, Co Limerick by members of rival club The Road Tramps.

His jacket and club patches were taken from him, and he claims three others later threatened him and his family outside his home.

It is the prosecution's case that the dispute was territorial.

The trial heard Mr McNamara armed himself with a shotgun and shot Road Tramps biker Andrew O’Donoghue at the gates of his clubhouse the following day.

He claims he was acting in self-defence but the prosecution does not think that was the case.

In his closing speech today, prosecuting barrister Michael Delaney said Mr McNamara was not under attack and accused him of seeking out some sort of retribution for what happened the day before.

He finished by saying nobody is entitled to take the law into their own hands and shoot an innocent man.