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Criminal past Gangland killer's son Scott Knight “never really recovered” from coerced kidnapping and torture of murdered friend Mark Dwyer

Details of Knight’s criminal past emerged when he pleaded guilty to the sale or supply of cannabis in Dublin last week

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Scott Delaney Knight

Scott Delaney Knight

The infamous murder carried out by gangland killer Cotton Eye Joe Delaney emerged in court again this week where his son Scott Delaney Knight admitted his role as a drugs “gilly.”

Knight had previously been convicted of taking part in the kidnapping and torture of Mark Dwyer who was then killed by his father.

The 47-year-old who was caught running a “cannabis” delivery service, had never recovered from his experience of being “coerced” by his father into his friend’s torture, Dublin District Court was told this week.

Knight had served a sentence for being an accessory, while his father ‘Cotton-Eye’ Joe Delaney, who was not named in court, had been convicted of murder.

Details of Knight’s criminal past emerged when he pleaded guilty to the sale or supply of cannabis in Dublin last week.

Knight, of MacUilliam Avenue, Tallaght, had the drug dealing case adjourned for a probation report.

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Scott Delaney Knight

Scott Delaney Knight

It was heard how he had been caught with €650 worth of cannabis on 31 March after being stopped by gardaí.

Knight did not have “any trappings of wealth,” his solicitor Robert Purcell said.

His previous convictions for sale supply, or importing drugs in the UK, Belgium and Germany were also heard.

He was a “gilly” and “the one who gets caught,” Mr Purcell said.

He added Knight’s criminal record resulted from something that happened to him in his early adulthood which he “never really recovered from.”

Knight was brought into a life of crime by his father, he said.

The father was convicted of murdering Knight’s friend and Knight himself was also initially convicted of that crime.

This was later overturned on appeal, he pleaded guilty to being an accessory and was jailed for 15 years.

Knight had been coerced by his father into the “kidnapping and torture of his friend, who was killed by his father,” Mr Purcell said.

Knight had “never really recovered” from his coerced involvement in this and his life since had been a “sequence of drug use.

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