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Man Facing Trial For Murder Of Bobby Messett At Bray Boxing Club

A 31-year-old man accused of the murder of Bobby Messett and the attempted murder of two other men, including boxing trainer Pete Taylor, has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

Gerard Cervi, of no fixed abode originally from the East Wall area in Dublin, was charged in September with the murder of Mr Messett.

The 50-year-old father-of-three from Bray was shot dead after answering the door at the boxing club in the town just before 7 O’ Clock on the morning of June 5th last.

A number of shots were fired and two other men, including Pete Taylor, aged 57, were shot and injured in the attack.

Mr Cervi, who had been granted legal aid, was further charged last month with attempted murder of Pete Taylor and Ian Britton, aged 35, who was shot in the leg.

The defendant faced his eleventh hearing when he appeared again at Cloverhill District Court before Judge Miriam Walsh.

Judge Walsh made an order sending him forward for trial on indictment to the Central Criminal Court on all three charges.

A date for his next hearing has not yet been set.

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