400 True Crime Podcasters Injured In Crush Outside Courts As Regency Murder Trial Begins
AMBULANCES are treating 400 true crime podcasters for minor injuries after they descended on the Special Criminal Court in anticipation of the commencement of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s trial for allegedly murdering of Kinahan Cartel member David Byrne in 2016 at the Regency Hotel.
Such is the feverous excitement among true crime fanatics, hundreds of podcast practitioners sought to gain access to the proceedings in a bid to be the first person to spawn a successful crime podcast from the trial.
Among those injured include the hosts of Crime In My Day With Dáithí Ó Sé, Death Dealing With Marty Whelan, Murder Most Foul With Andie MacDowell and Gangland Watch With Joe Swash.
The sound of doom-laden music and inquisitive and over-serious narration was soon replaced with pleas from court staff begging true crime podders not to rush the entrance all at once.
“It was a nightmare to manage, the crowd wouldn’t listen and when they did talk they’d just be posing questions that seemed to hint at an upcoming twist or plugging a sponsor – not exactly conducive to avoiding a stampede,” said a doorman at the courts.
Some prominent foreign based true crime podcast hosts lost interest and left the queue after learning the trial was unlikely to have any horrific elements of sexual abuse, easing the crush and helping to avoid people incurring any lasting injury.
A separate crush occurred as all 2,000 new journalists hired by the Sunday World to cover the trial turned up to the courts at exactly the same time.