Secret guard tapes have captured Alan Wilson, who denies three attempted murders, admits to shooting at Player’s Lounge pub and expresses amazement at the way the shooting victims “are doing”, said the State to the special criminal court.
The jury-less court heard that there will be evidence that Mr Wilson was recorded as saying, “One of them, right on the forehead and five times in the body, it’s amazing how the c *** get away with it, like “.
Mr Wilson (42) with a final address in New Street Gardens, Dublin 8, pleaded not guilty to the attempted murders of Brian Masterson, Wayne Barrett and Austin Purcell at Player’s Lounge Public House, Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3 in July 26, 2010.
Mr. Wilson also pleads not guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition, namely: a Smith & Wesson special caliber .38 revolver and special caliber .38 ammunition and a Zastava automatic caliber semi-automatic pistol. 32 and .32 automatic caliber ammunition with intent to endanger life in the same location on the same date.
The jury-less court had previously heard that Wilson told Gardaí he had “absolutely nothing to do with these allegations.”
In his opening remarks today, Ronan Kennedy SC, prosecutor, said audio evidence will be presented in Mr Wilson’s court during a conversation with another man saying “remember the shooting at Player’s Lounge , I did it”.
Mr Kennedy said the prosecution case was that two vehicles were under Garda surveillance as part of a separate investigation and that Mr Wilson made the comments while in the vehicles.
The attorney said audio evidence will be shown in court in which Mr Wilson is recorded as saying: “One of them, right on the forehead and five times in the body, it’s amazing how the c *** get away with it, like “.
Mr Kennedy said Mr Wilson’s two comments came within the context of a different conversation between the two men anticipating a separate “serious” indictable offense.
Mr. Kennedy said the prosecution’s case was based on “two simple propositions.”
The first proposition, he said, was that Mr. Wilson had made two “spontaneous confessions that he had shot the Player’s Lounge”.
The lawyer said the second proposition was that Mr. Wilson and another man had to use a “tried and tested” route to commit a separate crime, but that it was “almost identical” to that used previously in the shooting.