KINAHAN gang killer Alan ‘The Soldier’ Wilson is making his latest legal bid for freedom, the Irish Sun can reveal.
Despite pleading guilty in December to conspiring to murder three innocent men at the Players Lounge pub in Fairview, north Dublin, on July 26, 2010, Wilson has now appealed his conviction. drug-style shooting.
The contract killer – also branded ‘The Madman’ by Brian ‘King Ratt’ Rattigan – wrote to the DPP last week to inform them of his decision to appeal his conviction.
He also appealed the severity of the ten-year sentence he received for the shooting of innocents Wayne Barrett, Brian Masterson and Austin Purcell and possession of a firearm under suspicious circumstances.
Although he has applied to have the conviction overturned, a final decision on whether his bid can be heard is expected to be made by the Court of Criminal Appeals later in the year. now.
It was the latest surprise move from Wilson after he fired his legal team at the start of the trial, writing a letter to the DPP and asserting that Bang had DNA linking other evidence with case.
A source told us: “Wilson has made two types of appeals – including an appeal against the conviction he pleaded guilty to.
“He thinks he is an expert in the law but his attempt to appeal his conviction may not even be successful.
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“He is also clearly not happy with the sentence he received and that is why he is trying to reduce the sentence if it is not allowed to appeal the sentence.
“Once again he showed contempt for the innocent victims of the case by bringing the matter to court again.”
And as part of an effort to maintain that he was a changed man, Wilson returned to writing and poetry.
He also denied being a member of Kinahan cartel despite playing a key role in the plot to kill Gary Hanley between September and November 2017.
Wilson received his ten-year sentence for the Player Lounge attack after he was secretly recorded by the National Drug and Organized Crime Bureau Garda bragging about it while he was planning to kill Hanley.
After he was convicted of Hanley’s conspiracy, evidence gathered from the listening devices in his car was then turned over to the team at Clontarf Garda Station.
He was then charged in June 2019 with conspiracy to kill three innocent men but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to murder last December before receiving a 10-year sentence.
In recorded conversations with the assassin’s colleague Joseph Kelly, 41, from Kilworth Road in Drimnagh, Wilson said: “Remember the shooting at the Players Lounge pub? Three people shot outside? Well, I did that and we’re back on the right track.
He also said: “One of them, right in the body, it’s amazing how the c*** pulls through it, like.”
When interviewed by police, Wilson claimed his bragging was “courageous” when under the influence of drugs.
But gardai was able to prove he was coherent when it came to making statements and how true everything he said – including going to the hospital – was true.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8256866/kinahan-hitman-alan-wilson-unexpected-freedom-narco-shooting/ Alan Wilson, Kinahan’s assassin, suddenly gained his freedom after pleading guilty to drug-shooting offenses