Ex-cop freed of Rio Night Club murder

first_imgLloyd Roberts, called “Robbie, the ex-Policeman who was charged for killing Ryan Sergeant — shot outside of the Rio Night Club in Queenstown, Georgetown in September of last year — has been freed of the charge.Ryan SergeantThe 36-year-old Roberts of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown was discharged on Friday by City Magistrate Judy Latchman.In delivering her decision, Magistrate Latchman told the Court that the evidence presented by the Prosecution, which included a video, did not implicate Roberts or in any way showed that he had shot and killed Sergeant.Nineteen-year-old Sergeant, of Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, had been shot once to his head, and was reportedly picked up and dumped in front of the Woodlands Hospital, Georgetown. He was later pronounced dead.According to reports, Sergeant, Roberts and others were inside the night club when an argument erupted. They were all thrown out of the club by security, but the argument was taken to the road, where it escalated.The men started to fire shots at each other, and Sergeant, who was not involved in the argument, was shot while attempting to seek cover.The Police subsequently arrested Roberts and others after CCTV footage from the club showed him as one those involved in the argument. He was arrested in January of 2017 in a house at John Street, Campbellville Georgetown. An AK-47 rifle and a 9mm pistol, together with 80 live rounds of ammunition and several cellular phones, were found in the house.Roberts was, in 2010, freed of the murders of Romeo DeAgrella and his son Clint DeAgrella, who died from multiple gunshot wounds in an incident that occurred at Iron Punt, North West District.last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY

first_imgDONEGAL FOR SAM – MAYO FOR SARNIESWRITES LAURA O’DOHERTY: “This is my co-worker Jacqui Boyle who works in the deli @ centra in Moville.]“Her husband works away and always uses Donegal Daily, it would be great if you could put this on your page for him to see it!”There you go Mr Boyle. You can send your pix to [email protected] COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL IRELAND COUNTDOWNGAAmovillelast_img read more

MORE THAN 5,000 FANS TURN UP FOR DONEGAL SQUAD TRAINING SESSION

first_imgWHEN Jim McGuinness was asked if he would do an open training session so that the fans could come along, he said: “No problem!”And today the only problem was that an incredible 5,000 fans turned up to watch…making the search for a car parking space in Ballybofey that wee bit more difficult!The Donegal senior players didn’t disappoint, sitting for ages as they fulfilled every single autograph request from the throngs, most of them children. Said Kathleen Campbell, who helped to organise the event: “I thought it would be a good idea for the younger ones because so many won’t be able to get tickets to the All-Ireland final.“When I rang Jim to ask if he would let people in to watch, he said he’d be delighted. It was a great day – and fantastic for the fans.“We are really grateful to Jim, the squad and the staff.”The players thought a few hundred people would turn up at MacCumhaill Park, but in the end more than 5,000 people did, many joining in the singing of ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ as they waited to meet their heroes. If you took some great pix today, send them to [email protected]: MARY MCGINLEY WITH A T-SHIRT SIGNED BY THE 92 TEAM WAS THERE TO GET THE 2012 LINE-UPMORE THAN 5,000 FANS TURN UP FOR DONEGAL SQUAD TRAINING SESSION was last modified: September 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Karolina Pliskova’s controlled aggression will win her a slam

first_imgKarolina Pliskova will undoubtedly win a grand slam title at some point because she, unlike many other players, is able to control her aggression, according to former world number one Mats Wilander.Pliskova beat Magda Linette 6-2 6-1 in the first round.The world number one has yet to prevail in a major but Swede Wilander, who is at the U.S. Open as an analyst for Eurosport, thinks she will achieve that goal in the next two years.”I think Pliskova is the next young player to win a slam,” Wilander said in his daily chat with Reuters at Flushing Meadows, after the 25-year-old Czech made light work of Magda Linette of Poland on Tuesday.”She doesn’t really have a weakness apart from her movement maybe. The way she plays…she’s smart, she serves well, she’s going to become a player that you’re going have to beat because she’s not going to beat herself anymore.”AP PhotoWilander explained that Pliskova has been getting much better at finding the balance between aggression and accuracy.”That’s one of those changes that most players cannot make,” he said.”Once they play aggressive tennis, it’s not easy to stay aggressive but not beating yourself by missing, and she is sort of working towards perfecting that.”It’s a fine balance and she’s getting good at being aggressive without making unforced errors. It’s controlled aggression.”Other players are as aggressive as Pliskova but just being a hard hitter does not win you grand slam titles.advertisement”A lot of other players have not made that correction like Madison Keys, she’s just hitting the ball really hard, Coco Vandeweghe is just basically hitting the ball very hard most of the time,” said Wilander.”Pliskova is becoming an all-round player that’s why I think there is no question that she’s going to win a slam.”Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza are Wilander’s favourites for the title at the U.S. but the Swede is confident Pliskova’s time will come.”She looks comfortable being number one in the world which is rare,” he said.”Her drive is to win a slam. She has easy goals to set. She’s improving and she’s going to continue to improve over the next couple of years because she has not reached her goals.”last_img read more