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22/10/2021

Dad will get life imprisonment for murder of uncle

The Independent.ie reports that Dad-of-one David Cully will be sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his uncle Edward O'Connor (41), who died from two gunshot wounds to his back in Finglas on December 15, 2013.

Cully of Kilshane Road, Finglas West, had pleaded not guilty to murdering his uncle, but guilty to his manslaughter at Ballycoolin Road on December 15, 2013, but a jury has convicted him of the more serious charge.
Cully claimed he shot Mr O'Connor "in the heat of the moment" after he commented about somebody who had made an allegation of sexual abuse against the deceased.
The allegation was investigated, but the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided not to prosecute.
The Herald can now reveal that Cully has close links to two mobsters who attempted to murder exiled crime boss, John Gilligan, in a Castleknock pub just days before he shot Mr O' Connor dead and is a key member of dangerous gang operating in the Cabra and Finglas areas of the capital's northside.

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