Friday 17 November 2017

Uninvited guest guilty of young dad's killing

A 32-YEAR-OLD Lithuanian has been found guilty of killing a compatriot in his Tipperary home after arriving uninvited at the victim's Christmas party.

The Central Criminal Court heard father-of-one Gintaras Brazauskas (29) died on St Stephen's Day 2008, after sustaining seven stab wounds. The accused also stabbed the victim's friend, Robertas Sujetovas, four times.

Egidijus Kiaulakis (pictured), a father of one, of Coille Bheithe in Nenagh, admitted stabbing the deceased but had pleaded not guilty to murdering him, saying he acted in self-defence.

After almost four hours deliberating, the jury reached a unanimous verdict of guilty of manslaughter.

They also reached a unanimous decision that he was guilty of assault causing harm to Mr Sujetovas on the same occasion, a charge he denied.

Mr Justice Paul Carney remanded the accused in custody for sentencing on April 29.

Irish Independent

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