Man charged with murdering Keith Walker appears in court

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Christopher McDonald
Christopher McDonald

A man charged with the murder of Keith Walker, who died following a shooting in Dublin in June, has been further remanded in custody.

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.

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 (below).

At his first hearing on June 20th 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 appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court today. He has yet to be served with a book of evidence and was further remanded in custody to appear again in two weeks.

The court has heard that 600 statements have been taken and gardai have viewed 1,000 hours of video evidence.