Murder victim attacked 'for a buzz', court told

Murder victim attacked 'for a buzz', court told

The Central Criminal Court has heard a 27-year-old Polish man died after three men attacked him in North Dublin for "a buzz".

Martin Morgan (aged 20) of Tonlegee Road, Raheny is facing life for the murder of Lukasz Rzeszutko, while 21-year-old Edward Byrne of Cabra Park, and 18-year-old Stephen Byrne of St Donagh’s Road, Donaghmede are to be sentenced for manslaughter.

Stephen Byrne told gardaí they were not trying to rob Lukasz Rzeszutko. They randomly attacked him for a buzz, but it got out of hand.

The Polish man, described as a "model worker", was beaten and kicked by the three young men as he walked into work at Kish Fish in Coolock at around 4am on October 2, 2010.

His injuries were described as impossible to survive. Evidence showed that one of his attackers, Martin Morgan, danced on his head as he lay on the ground.

In a written victim-impact statement, Lukasz's mother Grazyna said she cannot understand what sort of human being Morgan must be to take a life away in such a cruel way.

Mr Justice Barry White will finalise sentencing on Friday.

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