Freddie Thompson has appealed his conviction for the gangland murder of David ‘Daithi’ Douglas, who was shot dead in Dublin seven years ago.
Thompson, of Loreto Road in Maryland, Dublin 8, has challenged the admissibility of evidence used to identify him in CCTV footage shown at his trial.
David ‘Daithi’ Douglas was shot six times while eating his lunch in his partner’s shoe shop in Dublin’s south inner city on the 1st of July 2016.
CCTV footage and forensic evidence linked Freddie Thompson to two of the cars used to carry out the attack.
While he wasn’t accused of being the gunman, the Special Criminal Court accepted that he was directly involved in the operation, and in 2018, he was convicted of murder.
One of the main planks of his appeal is his claim that the method used to identify him in CCTV footage was flawed.
Two gardaí identified Thompson in the clip – but his barrister said there were no notes or record of them watching the footage.
As a result, they say the identification evidence shouldn’t have been allowed.
The prosecution disagrees and says that even if it was excluded, the trial judges indicated there was enough other evidence in the case to convict him.
Thompson’s barrister disagreed and argued today that, because the case against his client was circumstantial, each and every strand of evidence was vital and had to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
A judgement will be made at a later date.