Man found guilty of murdering Kildare man Jason Doogue (22)

Trial had heard James Lammon used his nephew's bike to carry out the killing

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Gardaí at the scene of Jason Doogue's shooting in August 2015 | Photo:

A man has been found guilty of murdering Jason Doogue in Co Kildare on August 21st last year.

James Lammon of Cardington Way in Athy denied shooting the 22-year-old after cycling up to him outside his friend's house in the Greenhills area of the town. 

His trial heard he threatened to kill him a few hours beforehand and used his nephew's bike to carry out the killing.

The jury spent two-and-a-half hours deliberating before returning the guilty verdict this afternoon.

Most of the evidence against Mr Lammon was circumstantial but the jurors were told yesterday that a very clear picture would emerge when they put all of the pieces together.

Mr Lammon was heard threatening Mr Doogue earlier that day, the gun was found buried in a wooded area behind his house and his DNA was found on a top recovered near where the bike, which belonged to his nephew, was dumped.

In the end, the jurors were satisfied that he was the masked gunman who murdered the young man.