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Man (20) sentenced to life for murder of Polish worker Lukasz Rzeszutko

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to life for the murder of Polish worker Lukasz Rzeszutko.

Martin Morgan, of Tonlegee Road, Raheny, Dublin was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court by Mr Justice Barry White.

Edward Byrne (21), with an address at Cabra Park, Cabra, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his part in the attack on Mr Rzeszutko in October 2010 when he was on his way to work at the Kish Fish factory in the Newtown Industrial Estate.

Stephen Byrne, 19, from St Donagh’s Road, Donaghamede, was jailed for six years.

Judge White said the jury had rightly convicted Morgan of murder and he sentenced him to life in prison.

I’m satisfied the attack was purely gratuitous,” the judge said as he quoted Stephen Byrne’s statement to the Gardaí that: “We just done it for a buzz.”

Mr Rzeszutko was found unconscious outside his workplace in the Newtown Industrial Estate.

He had been working at Kish Fish seafood processing plant since 2007, along with his brother Piotr.

Mr Rzeszutko came to Ireland along with his partner in 2007.

He was attacked as he walked to work to begin his 5am shift -- and he sustained serious head injuries.

Mr Rzeszutko was discovered a short time later and the emergency services were called.

He was treated in Beaumont Hospital but the life support machine was switched off after his family arrived from Poland to be at his bedside.