Englishman to face trial over champion boxer’s death

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The late Kevin Sheehy. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

A 29-YEAR-OLD Englishman has been sent forward from Limerick District Court for trial in Dublin on a charge of murdering Limerick Olympic boxing hopeful Kevin Sheehy and with endangering the lives of others.

Mr Sheehy, from John Carew Park, died from injuries sustained in a hit and run incident last Summer. His body was discovered around 4.40am on Hyde Road in the early hours of July 1.

The 20-year-old father-to-be had his sights on representing Ireland in boxing in the 2024 Paris Olympics. A five time Irish champion, he was a member of the St Francis Boxing Club.

A floral tribute remains at the scene, including love letters left by Mr Sheehy’s partner Emma Colbert and their daughter, Kevaeh Grace, who was born a few weeks after Mr Sheehy’s death.

At Limerick District Court last week, Logan Jackson of Longford Road, Coventry, was sent forward for trial on one count of murder and one count of endangering the lives of others by driving a vehicle at speed and in the direction of pedestrians at Hyde Road on July 1.

Judge Marian O’Leary issued the “alibi warning” informing Mr Jackson that he had fourteen days to inform the state of any alibi witnesses he may rely on at his trial.

He was served with a copy of the state’s Book of Evidence and remanded in continuing custody to the current sessions of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin.