It had been mentioned during his trial that Jackson had a prosthetic leg but not the fact he had lost his foot in a shooting.
Jackson’s connections to Limerick were not made public during the trial but
Sunday World sources described him as “a gofer” for members of the McCarthy-Dundon clan.
It was those connections which had brought him to Limerick in July 2019 and the fateful attack on the popular 20-year-old boxer after a house party.
Previously on the run from a Coventry-based gang, Jackson had been living a nomadic existence after UK police warned him of an active threat to his family in the summer of 2017.
The ‘P1 Crew’ had also delivered their own warning in the form of bullets which had been put through Jackson’s letter box.
Not long after that Jackson was shot and lost his foot as result of his injuries.
Ironically, he was convicted of possessing ammunition after he failed to get rid of the 9mm bullets that came through his door, turning up in court in a wheelchair.
Police found the bullets and a machete when they raided Jackson’s home as part of an assault allegation investigation against him.
That charge was dropped when the complainant twice failed to turn up in court.
His brutal murder of Sheehy in which he drove a 4x4 vehicle over the fighter three times was a deeply shocking killing.
The 20-year-old retained his national U22 amateur heavyweight boxing title earlier in 2019 had won national boxing championships at youth and elite level.
He was widely tipped to qualify for the 2024 Olympics.
At his funeral there was a number deeply moving tributes paid to the young man who had died in such tragic circumstances.
“The town of Limerick and its environs has been enveloped in a cloud of sadness, sorrow and grief since the brutal death of Kevin Sheehy”, said Tom Fr. Carroll.
“Kevin was destined to join the pantheon of Limerick sporting heroes. All we can do is stand by you in your grief and sorrow.”