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Ireland'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told

00:30  12 april  2019
00:30  12 april  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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The prosecution in the trial of 50-year-old farmer Patrick Quirke for the murder of his " love rival " Bobby Ryan, has told the jury they cannot identify the He said the prosecution was relying on the jury 's common sense and the fact that the human condition could only tolerate so much coincidence

THE human mind can take only so much coincidence before shaking its head and saying: “that’s not coincidence , that’s planned”, the Mr Moonlight murder trial heard today. The prosecution case against farmer Patrick Quirke, who denies murdering his love rival Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan

'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told © Collins Photo Agency Patrick Quirke and his wife Imelda outside court, where he has pleaded not guilty to murder. Photo: Collins Courts

"THE human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence before we shake our head and say that is not coincidence - that is planned," the jury have been told in the Patrick Quirke murder trial.

The prosecution have begun their closing speeches, with Michael Bowman SC saying that they must bring their critical faculties to bear to clear away the fog of speculation.

'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told Bobby Ryan He asked them first to consider Patrick Quirke 'not as a jealous lover' who took the life of Bobby Ryan as the prosecution contends, but as "a loving, caring father, a loving caring husband, a much-loved member of his family." He asked the jury to sit "where his wife and son had sat with dignity for the last few weeks."

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The jury in the Tipperary murder trial has heard that while Patrick Quirke claimed he was "always afraid of Mary Lowry", he pursued her after Bobby Ryan disappeared and wanted to re-engage on going on family ' Love rival ' trial : ' The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence ', jury told .

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Mr Bowman suggested to the jury that even in this position, they would be compelled to bring in a verdict of guilt.

'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told © COLLINS PHOTO AGENCY Accused man: Patrick Quirke, with his wife Imelda, outside the Central Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photo: Collins Court Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan (52), a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight, on a date between June 3 2011 and April 2013,

The barrister told the jury that inferences are very important in this case, as they are operating in a "forensically barren landscape".

'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told © Collins Photo Agency Accused Patrick Quirke outside court. Photo: Collins Courts However he asked them to bring their critical faculties to bear, since "The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence before we shake our head and say that is not coincidence....that is planned."

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"I want to recalibrate the case," said Mr Bowman, telling them: "It may be we have lost somebody in this trial.

"It may be we have lost of focus in terms of what we are doing here."

'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told © Collins Photo Agency Mary Lowry, at court where she is giving evidence in the trial of Patrick Quirke PIC: Collins Courts He said this case is about a man "living a quiet and peaceful and content life in a small village, a man who lived his job, a man who loved music, a man who loved to dance, who loved his girlfriend and who very dearly loved his two children."

"It is about a man who loved life, about a man who was universally loved and liked," Mr Bowman said of Bobby Ryan.

The word used by his daughter, Michelle Ryan to describe him was "wow", he reminded them. To Mary Lowry, he was: "A breath of fresh air in my life."

"This case is about the fact that Bobby Ryan's life was taken," said Mr Bowman.

"Who would want to take the life of such a man? To strip him naked of his worldly possessions and his dignity and leave his body to decompose in a sealed chamber on a farm in Fawnagowan?"

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'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told © COLLINS PHOTO AGENCY Robert Ryan and Michelle Ryan, daughter of Bobby Ryan, leaving court after they gave evidence in the trial of Patrick Quirke PIC: Collins Courts Mr Bowman claimed that murder was not Patrick Quirke's "first port of call" in this case, and that he had made "several attempts to scuttle the fledgling relationship between Mary Lowry and Bobby Ryan."

He took her phone in the early days when they got together and contacted Mr Ryan to suggest that he had been 'played for a fool' and that Mr Quirke was "the man."

"He's marking out his territory and he's telling Bobby to back off, Mary Lowry is my woman, I'm the man," said Mr Bowman.

'Love rival' trial: 'The human condition can only tolerate so much coincidence', jury told Patrick Quirke leaving court Ms Lowry's world had 'almost come crashing down around her ears' when Mr Quirke went to the Social Services to say Mary had 'lost the run of herself in this new relationship, she's neglecting emotionally her own children and something has to be done about this."

The prosecution counsel suggested this was "attempt two" to scuttle or otherwise derail the relationship because Mr Quirke knows that Mary would protect her children at all cost. "Bobby stands no chance if the HSE gets involved and she has to choose and Mr Quirke knows it," he said.

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'Love rival' trial: Defence says 'no hard evidence' against Patrick Quirke, and questions garda conduct.
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