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Red Bull has helped Irish police solve a murder.

Garrett O'Brien, 34, was jailed for life for murdering father-of-two Seamus O'Byrne, 27, from Dublin on March 13, 2009.

He was shot dead in front of his partner and his infant son after Garrett fired five bullets into his body before the fatally wounded man's girlfriend Sharon Rattigan tackled the hooded gunmen forcing him to run off.

But during the struggle in which a bullet also hit the woman in the leg the attack had dropped a can of the red Bull energy drink.

According to the reports in Austrian media detectives from Ireland had flown to Austria with the empty can of energy drink and using a code on the can were able to identify which store the energy drink had been sold from.

They then studied CCTV footage from the store shortly before the killing and discovered images of O'Brien as he purchased the can.

According to evidence the killer was a drug addict who had been hired by others to carry out the contract killing of the victim.

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