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Man charged with murder of Keith Walker back in court

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Christopher McDonald
Christopher McDonald

A man charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Keith Walker in Dublin has been further remanded in custody for another four weeks.

Mr Walker, 36, a father-of-two, died after he was shot several times at a pigeon club at Shelerin Road, Clonsilla on June 12th in what is believed to have been a case of mistaken identity.

Christopher McDonald, 32, of no fixed abode but who is from the East Wall area in Dublin has been charged with the murder of Mr Walker.

At his first hearing last Saturday, at Dublin District Court, Detective Sergeant Paul Tallon gave evidence of arresting and charging him at Blanchardstown Garda Station . He had said Mr McDonald made no reply to the charge.

He was then remanded in custody with an order that he was to receive receive medical attention and he had been granted free legal aid.

He faced his second hearing yesterday when he appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court.

He was further remanded in custody to appear again on July 24th.

Due to the nature of the charge he would have to make a bail application in the High Court.

Two other men who were arrested as part of the investigation were released without charge.

They had been detained at Blanchardstown and Finglas Garda stations.

As part of the investigation, gardai also searched a number of residential properties in Dublin.