A Dublin man, who tried to take back his guilty murder plea, has been handed the mandatory life sentence for beating a man to death during a robbery.
Thomas Horan, who was in his 60s and living in sheltered accommodation, was also strangled with a belt and had a plastic bag placed over his head.
It happened at the Cambridge Court complex for senior citizens in the early hours of January 6 2014.
Kenneth Cummins of Ringsend Park, Dublin 4 changed his plea towards the end of his trial and later failed to have it withdrawn.
His sister Sabrina is already serving a life sentence after a jury found her guilty of Mr Horan’s murder following a five-week trial last year.