A Wicklow man who was convicted of the murder of Stephen O’Meara has had his conviction appeal thrown out at the Central Criminal court on Tuesday.
Michael Dickenson, of Darragh Park, Wicklow town was found guilty of murdering Steven O’Meara at Ballydonnell Wood, Red Cross on or about August 6, 2009.
Mr O’Meara, a 26-year-old father-of-three from Rosehill in Wicklow town, was last seen on August 6, 2009.
His body was found by gardai in a shallow grave five months later, on Christmas Eve, in an isolated wooded area at Ballydonnell, Red Cross.
Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy imposed the mandatory sentence of life in prison in July of 2012.