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DPP recommends no prosecution against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer

The DPP has recommended no prosecution in the case of a detective who shot and killed Mark Hennes...
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13.30 5 Jun 2019


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DPP recommends no prosecution against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer

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13.30 5 Jun 2019


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The DPP has recommended no prosecution in the case of a detective who shot and killed Mark Hennessy, the man behind the abduction and killing of Jastine Valdez.

40-year-old Hennessy from Bray in Co Wicklow was shot dead when gardaĆ­ searching for missing Jastine approached him in Cherrywood industrial estate.

On May 19th last year Jastine - a 24-year-old accountancy student originally form the Philippines - was walking along a road in Enniskerry when she was approached by Mark Hennessy.

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Hennessy pulled up alongside her, bundled her into the boot of his Nissan Qashqai, killed her and dumped her body.

During the subsequent search for Jastine, gardaĆ­ traced Hennessy to the Cherrywoord industrial estate in south Dublin.

There, the 40-year-old was shot dead by a detective.

Following a GSOC inquiry, the DPP has now decided no criminal prosecution will be brought against the detective who shot and killed Hennessy.

Jastine's body was recovered in Rathmichael in South Dublin two days after she went missing.

An inquest into the death of the 24-year-old student found she died of asphyxia.

Main image: File photo of Mark Hennessy

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