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Ross Monaghan on trial for murder of Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll

Kevin Carroll
Image caption Kevin Carroll was killed in an Asda car park in Robroyston

A man has gone on trial accused of shooting dead Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll.

Ross Monaghan, 30, is alleged to have murdered Mr Carroll, 29, at the Asda car park in Robroyston in January 2010.

He is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice by disposing of weapons in North Lanarkshire.

Mr Monaghan denies all the charges against him and has lodged a special defence of incrimination, blaming a man who cannot be named for legal reasons.

He has also incriminated seven other individuals.

The trial, at the High Court in Glasgow, got underway on Thursday and is expected to last four weeks.

Smashed windows

The jury was shown a number of photographs of the crime scene including an image of an Audi car with smashed windows.

Image caption Mr Monaghan faces charges in relation to firearms recovered in Coatbridge

The court also heard the vehicle was "subject to a significant degree of examination".

It is alleged that while masked and acting with others, Mr Monaghan murdered Mr Carroll on 13 January 2010 by repeatedly discharging loaded handguns at him, shooting him on the head and body.

Mr Monaghan is accused of, while acting with others, attempting to defeat the ends of justice by disposing of a revolver, pistol and ammunition within undergrowth in Coatbridge and Airdrie, both North Lanarkshire.

It is also claimed a car - bearing false number plates - was set on fire.

Mr Monaghan also faces a number of firearms charges.

The trial, before Lord Brailsford, continues.

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