Man jailed for life for murder of friend

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his friend at Farrankelly in June 2010.

Thomas O’Connor with an address at Burnaby Court in Greystones said he acted in self-defence when he beat his friend John O’Brien with a rock.

His plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter was not accepted by the DPP and a jury found him guilty of murder.



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