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Man charged in connection with murder of innocent Keith Walker

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
TRAGIC: Keith Walker
TRAGIC: Keith Walker

A 32-year-old man is to appear before The Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow charged with the murder of 36-year-old Keith Walker.

Mr Walker died after he was shot repeatedly by a gunman dressed as a woman on Sherwin Road, Clonsilla, in what gardaí believe to be a case of mistaken identity.

Two other males arrested as part of the investigation remain in custody

Gardai were questioning a notorious Dublin criminal, who was a close associate of slain crime bosses Eamon 'The Don' Dunne and Michael 'Micka' Kelly, about the murder, the Herald reports.

It is thought that the intended target of Friday's shooting, Jay O'Connor, was behind a 2012 attack on the gang boss's life.

Both O'Connor and the chief suspect in this latest attack were both members of the Westies gang but fell out some years ago.

Tragically Mr Walker had just wed his teenage sweetheart Lorraine in a ceremony three weeks ago.

The pair were due to have wedding celebrations with family and friends in September.