Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Frightened cabbie ‘ferried accused’

A terrified taxi driver has recounted how there was an “aggressive atmosphere” in his car as he drove four alleged killers to the scene of what would become a fatal fight.

Speaking through an interpreter at Belfast Crown Court, Darius Majchrzak said the four men were “simply aggressive... as if they were looking for a fight” as he drove them towards the Lisnahull estate in Dungannon. In the dock accused of murdering 49-year-old Eamonn Hughes are Martin Murray (23) from Windmill Drive, his cousin Liam Murray (24) from Windmill Court, Kevin Toye (24) from Windmill Court, all in Dungannon, and William McDonagh (25) from Kew Gardens in Ballymena.

All four also deny attempting to murder Martina Donaghy and her daughter Emma who were run over by a hijacked taxi.

Kevin Murray (41) from Lisnahull Gardens, Dungannon, and who is an uncle to the other two Murrays, denies attempting to murder Mr Hughes' son Kevin after he allegedly shot him with a crossbow bolt.

The trial continues.

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