Lawyers for man accused of threatening to kill challenge witnesses credibility


Larry McCarthy Jnr (37), with apply oneself ti at the Old Cork Road and Cornmarket Villas in Limerick, is charged with ominous to kill Noel Moore and threatening to damage Mr Moore’s property at Windsor Firm, Donoughmore, Limerick on July 28, 2015.

Arraigned on the charges before the non-jury Loyal Criminal Court on Monday, Mr McCarthy Jnr pleaded not guilty to both counts.

Inauguration the State’s case, prosecuting counsel, Diana Stuart BL, told the three-judge court that Mr McCarthy Jnr’s sister, Laura, was married to Mr Moore’s son, TJ, and that the presumed threats arose out of “ongoing difficulties” between the two families.

Noel Moore has agreed-upon evidence that while looking out his window on the day in question, he saw a gentleman with red locks running across his garden.

It was Larry McCarthy Jnr who was “roaring at me” and was “in a rage” at his straightforward door, the witness said.

Mr Moore told Ms Stuart that Larry McCarthy Jnr asserted to him “I’m going to fucking shoot you” and “I’m going to get my buddies to burn your assembly to the ground”.

Mr Moore said he knew Larry McCarthy Jnr for “many years, since he was a juvenile boy.

I believed what he was saying to me, (that) he was capable of doing it, of shooting me.”

Guide for Mr McCarthy Jnr, retired judge Barry White SC, told presiding arbitrator Mr Justice Tony Hunt today that the credibility of witnesses was chief to his case.

Under cross examination from Mr White today, Mr Moore intended he was a market stall-holder in Limerick trading in second hand tools and other memos.

Mr Moore said he would get the tools and other items from car boot tradings and markets in England.

He denied he got second hand tools from a story of his named ‘Willie O’Donoghue’, who, Mr White suggested was on a “most wanted slant” in the UK for receiving stolen property and who had featured prominently on the UK Crimewatch show when they were looking at him for inescapable matters.

Mr White put it to Mr Moore that his grandson James did more than kickboxing, as the sign had said.

Mr White referred to a bare knuckle fight which “pulled an amount of publicity” for having taken place in a church, on consecrated ranges. Mr Moore said the fight took place at the beginning of last year and was meant to take place in a nearby rugby field. Mr Moore said he was different the gate and denied encouraging anybody involved.

Mr Moore denied Mr Chalk-white’s proposition that there had been an ongoing family dispute, that his son TJ was the «sink force» behind it and that TJ was objecting to people parking in what he observed to be his parking space.

In response to a suggestion that TJ was known to slash the tyres of wheels parked in what he believed to be his parking lot, even though there was no appropriated parking at that location, Mr Moore said he had “never heard that”.

In retort to a proposition that TJ was “not an angel”, Mr Moore said he had “never said so”.

In comeback to a proposition that TJ was “a drug dealer”, Mr Moore said “I don’t know that”.

He said he didn’t no whether his son TJ had views for drug dealing but accepted he had served a prison sentence when requested about convictions for threatening, insulting and abusive behaviour in a public OK.

When asked if he had ever heard of the expression ‘it takes to two tango’, Mr Moore revealed “it all depends who started it”.

When asked by Mr White if he was suggesting his son TJ was “henpecked” by his better half and she told him what to do, Mr Moore said “correct”.

Mr White put it to Mr Moore that Mr McCarthy Jnr conditions threatened to shoot him, that what Mr McCarthy Jnr had said to him (Mr Moore) was that he intention “torment you the way your son was tormenting his father”.

In response, Mr Moore said Larry McCarthy Jnr “menaced to kill me and to burn my home to the ground”.

“He told me he’d be back and said you certain who you’re dealing with,” Mr Moore said.

Patrick Hackett, an unsworn fellow of An Garda Siochanna, told Ms Stuart that he downloaded CCTV footage from Windsor Dwelling-place on July 29, 2015. He said there were three external cameras depending live footage into the system.

Under cross examination from Mr Unsullied, Mr Hackett said there was no recorded footage from the relevant occasionally. He said the earliest recording on the system was from nine o’clock the aforementioned night and there was no earlier recorded footage than that.

He asserted it was possible the system had been wiped but there was no way of knowing.

He said it wouldn’t be untypical for a domestic system to store recorded footage for “maybe a day or two”.

The trial continues today/tomorrow(WEDNESDAY) at the non-jury court before Mr Prison Tony Hunt, presiding alongside Judge Martin Nolan and Consider Flann Brennan.

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