Man found guilty of murder after pushing homeless man down rubbish chute in Cork

Man found guilty of murder after pushing homeless man down rubbish chute in Cork
David O'Loughlin pictured in May 2013.

A 28-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a homeless man who died inside a rubbish chute at an apartment complex in Cork.

David O'Loughlin of Garden City Apartments, North Main Street had pleaded not guilty to murdering Liam Manley, who he had invited back to his flat for a drink in May 2013.

He had admitted pushing Liam Manley into the waste chute but he believed he would fall onto soft rubbish before getting up and walking away.

The Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork heard that Mr Manley died from asphyxia after being dumped into the chute.

The jury had previously visited the site to inspect the rubbish chute.

Speaking outside the court, Liam Manley's sister Mary Lynch told Cork's 96FM that the trial took its toll on the family.

"I won't forget it in a hurry - not the way he died. It's very difficult … to hear what happened to him," she said.


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