Trial of man accused of murder of Castlerea Garda continues

The trail of a man accused of murdering Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Castlerea two years ago is ongoing at the Central Criminal Court.

Stephen Silver (46), a motorbike mechanic from Aughavard, Foxford, Co. Mayo, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murdering the 49-year-old Detective.

The trial has heard that Detective Garda Horkan was shot a total of 11 times with his own standard issue firearm near Main Street in Castlerea just before midnight on June 17th, 2020.

The trial continues in front of a jury of seven men and five women at the Central Criminal Court.