Murder



Belfast Crown Court: Murderer must serve a minimum of 16 years and six months

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a retired teacher in Crumlin in 2018 must serve a minimum sentence of 16 years and six months before being considered for release on licence.

Published 24 December 2019

Belfast Crown Court: Man, 29, sentenced to 12 years for murder of 55-year-old friend

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment for the murder of a 55-year-old man who he described as being “kind to everyone” and someone who would “give you his last penny if he had it”.

Published 18 October 2019

Court of Appeal reserves judgment to consider whether alcoholism can diminish responsibility for murder

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in an appeal based on the "unusual" argument that a dependency on alcohol can diminish a person's responsibility for murder such that juries should be allowed to find them guilty of manslaughter.

Published 26 July 2019

Teenagers who killed Ana Kriégel become youngest convicted murderers in Ireland

Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest convicted murderers in the history of the State after being found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel.

Published 19 June 2019