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Two Dublin men lose appeal against murder convictions

Published 20/10/2006

Two Dublin men have lost their appeal against their convictions for the drive-by murder of a father-of-one outside Cloverhill Prison two-and-a-half years ago.

Twenty-six-year-old Thomas Hinchon, from Clondalkin, and 37-year-old Brian Kenny, from Finglas, were jailed for life for the murder of 25-year-old Jonathan O'Reilly as he sat in a BMW car outside the prison.

Their lawyers had challenged the convictions on a number of grounds, including that certain evidence given by the State's main witness during the trial was prejudicial.

However, today the three-judge court rejected the appeal and upheld their convictions.

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