Sunday 26 January 2020

Two men guilty of murder at bog

Bruno Lemes De Sousa
Bruno Lemes De Sousa
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

TWO men have been found guilty for the murder of a man at a bog last year.

The jury at the Central Criminal Court took just one hour and 32 minutes to return a verdict of guilty in the murder trial of Wenio Rodrigues da Silva (29) and John Paul Cawley (20) of Ardoughter, Ballyduff, Co Kerry.

Bruno Lemes de Sousa was brutally murdered at Shronowen Bog, Tullamore, Listowel, Co Kerry on February 16 or 17, 2012.

The 28-year-old had been stabbed 64 times.

The two men convicted of his murder had denied it.

John Paul Cawley had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Today they both received the mandatory life sentence for murder.

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