The Central Criminal Court has heard the man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe initially lied to Gardaí about his whereabouts on the night in question.
Aaron Brady of New Road, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh has pleaded not guilty to robbery and the capital murder of Detective Donohoe in 2013.
Inspector John Moroney pulled over a silver BMW near Lordship Credit Union the day after Detective Donohoe’s murder.
Aaron Brady was in the passenger side and he asked him to step out.
When asked to account for his whereabouts the day before, he said Mr. Brady told him he was with his girlfriend from 7pm to 3am.
Detective Donohoe was shot dead during an armed robbery outside the credit union at about 9.30 that evening.
He claimed his friend, the driver of the BMW, then picked him up and drove him back to his house to play FIFA.
Inspector Moroney said Mr. Brady was “very relaxed” during their conversation, but said his friend seemed “nervous” when he spoke to him, and he said their times didn’t “marry up”.
In relation to this, Mr. Brady’s barrister told the jurors that his client later went to Gardaí, and told them the account he gave was untrue.