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Court hears deceased died from blood loss following gunshot wound

Jason Doogue
Jason Doogue

A healthy 22-year-old man died from blood loss after being shot, a murder trial at the Central Criminal Court heard today.

State pathologist, Professor Marie Cassidy, gave her evidence at the trial of James 'Jimmy' Lammon (44) of Cardington Way, Athy, Co Kildare. Mr Lammon has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jason Doogue in the Green Hills area of Athy on August 21, 2015.

Professor Cassidy told prosecuting counsel Kerida Naidoo SC that she found four separate bullet wounds on Mr Doogue's body.

The two bullets that caused his death entered his chest and back, causing injuries to his heart, liver, lungs and an artery in the neck. A third bullet had entered his forearm, fracturing bones.

She said a fourth injury, a graze across Mr Doogue's buttocks, may have been caused by the same bullet that entered his arm.

The trial has previously heard from witnesses who said Mr Doogue was shot three times by a masked and hooded figure on a bicycle. 

Prof Cassidy said Mr Doogue's health was good prior to the shooting and that his death was caused by blood loss due to the injuries to his lungs, heart, liver and the subclavian artery in his neck.

She said that he may have lived for a time after being shot.

Mr Justice Paul Butler told the jury that there were issues to be considered in their absence and asked them to leave and return tomorrow (THU). He told the jurors not to discuss the trial with anyone.