Man convicted of murdering Cork taxi driver

A 39-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of a 62-year-old taxi driver in Cork two years ago.

A 39-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of a 62-year-old taxi driver in Cork two years ago.

Lloyd Buckley, who is originally from Passage West, but with an address at St Luke's Cross, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Michael Healy at his flat at Rocksprings Terrace, St Luke's in September 2010.

Mr Healy died after being struck in the head up to six times by a blunt instrument.

It took the jury an hour and 31 minutes to unanimously find Buckley guilty of the murder of Mr Healy.

At the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork, Mr Justice Paul Carney handed down a mandatory life sentence and backdated it to September 2010.

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