Man Sentenced for Manslaughter

Today in the Royal Court, 51 year old Brian McMahon was sentenced to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to Manslaughter.

McMahon pleaded guilty earlier this year to the manslaughter of Mr Melvin Murphy on the evening of 21st September. McMahon followed and assaulted Mr Murphy by way of a punch, in the grounds of Springfield Stadium. Mr Murphy died the following day in hospital.

Detective Inspector Christina Maclennan, Head of the Serious Crime Unit, said: “This was a tragic case of a violent assault which resulted in Mr Murphy dying from his injuries. Our thoughts are with Mr Murphy’s family, who have been supported throughout the investigation by specially trained Family Liaison Officers.”


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