The Sunday World is reporting that a second man has pleaded guilty to helping a criminal gang carry out the murder of teenager Keane Mulready Woods in Drogheda three years ago.
The 17-year-old victim was last seen alive on January 12, 2020, and his dismembered body parts were spread across different parts of Dublin over the following days.
His murder was linked to a violent feud between two crime groups in the Louth town which claimed four lives and saw around 100 violent incidents including shootings, assaults and fire bombings.
This morning Gerard Cruise (49), originally from Drogheda but now living in Dublin 1, appeared before the Special Criminal Court on Parkgate Street.
He was originally charged with the teen’s murder and was due to stand trial this month but this morning was arraigned on a new charge.
It stated that between January 11 and 13, 2020, both dates inclusive, he facilitated a criminal organisation in the commission of a serious offence at 31 Rathmullen Park in Drogheda, namely the murder of Keane Mulready Woods
Last month Paul Crosby (27), of Rathmullen Park in Drogheda also pleaded guilty to facilitating the murder of Keane Mulready Woods.
He is currently serving a three-year jail term over a “mysterious” arson incident for which he was arrested while under surveillance by heavily armed Gardaí investigating the feud.