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Breakthrough in Baiba Saulite murder case

Baiba Saulite with a picture of her two sons
Baiba Saulite with a picture of her two sons

Gardai investigating the heartless murder of Baiba Saulite, who was gunned down in front of her two children almost a decade ago, have uncovered new evidence in the case.

The Star reports that detectives investigating the killing have enough evidence to charge four men in connection with the killing.

Three of the men are the notorious Dundon brothers from Limerick, while the fourth is the man officers believe requested the hit.

Wayne Dundon

The fourth man is now living abroad, but gardai will be planning to extradite him back to the country.

The Irish Daily Star reports that gardai investigating the 2006 killing of Ms Saulite in Swords, Dublin, held a final case conference in recent days and are now set to send their investigative file to the DPP.  

Baiba Saulite

Reports indicate that this file will contain formal recommendations that all four suspects be charged over Ms Saulite’s murder.

Wayne, Dessie and John Dundon were arrested in their cells at Portlaoise Prison in August this year by gardai investigating Ms Saulite’s murder.

Wayne (37), Dessie (31) and John (32) were arrested under section 40 warrants which allow gardai to take prisoners into custody.

John Dundon

All three Dundons were behind bars when the Latvian mum-of-two was shot dead outside her home in Swords.

Gardai believe that a criminal wanted Saulite dead and enlisted the help of the Dundons to organise the murder.

Wayne Dundon is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Roy Collins in Limerick in 2009.

John Dundon is serving life for ordering the murder of Shane Geoghan in 2008.

Dessie Dundon is serving life for the murder of crime boss Kieran Keane and the attempted murder of Owen Treacy.

Dessie Dundon

Weeks before Baiba’s murder her estranged husband,39-year-old Hassan Hassan, was jailed for abducting the couple’s two boys in 2004. He was jailed for two-years, on top of a four-year sentence he was handed for organising a stolen car scam.

Hassan Hassan

He was released in 2011 and promptly left the country with the two boys.