Appeal court overturns murder conviction of Greystones man

A Greystones man jailed for life for the murder of his friend in 2010 has secured an order overturning his conviction.

The Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday ordered a retrial in the case of Thomas O’Connor, of Burnaby Court in Greystones, who was jailed for life in 2011 for the murder of John O’Brien at Farrankelly Road in Delgany, on the 5th of June in 2010.

John O’Brien died as a result of severe head injuries following a house party which the two men attended.






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