A man has been found guilty of murdering gangland figure Eamon Kelly, who was shot dead as he walked home from his local bookies in Dublin in 2012.
Darren Murphy, of Rory O’Connor House, Dublin 1, is now facing a mandatory life sentence.
Another man who also stood trial for murder was acquitted today.
At the time of his death, Eamon Kelly was one of the country’s most well-known criminals, having been involved in organised crime for more than four decades.
Just a few weeks before Christmas 2012, the Special Criminal Court heard he was shot four times as he walked towards his home in north Dublin in broad daylight.
The gunman is already serving a life sentence after pleading guilty in 2015, and he’ll soon be joined by Darren Murphy who was convicted for his role today.
Following his trial, the judges of the non-jury court were satisfied that he tipped off the rest of the gang when he spotted Kelly on his way home from his local bookies.
The 51-year-old was also found to have carried out some surveillance in the days leading up to the shooting.
Another Dublin man who stood trial for murder, Kenneth Donohoe, of Hazelgrove Estate in Tallaght, was found not guilty today.