Two men have been found guilty of killing their friend in a row over a chihuahua. It was the Prosecution’s case that Christopher Nevin died after being struck over the head with an axe and a hatchet at a house on Tailteann road in Navan on November the 19th 2015.
The court heard the two accused men had called to see Christopher Nevin that day because Josh Turner had lent him a Chihuahua to breed with his female dogs and wanted to collect what he was owed. This afternoon, after over seven hours of deliberations the jury returned with their verdict.
24 year old Josh Turner and his co-accused 25 year old Wayne Cluskey of Mooretown in Rathoath had both denied murder.
Turner was this afternoon found guilty of murder, while his co-accused Cluskey was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Christopher Nevin’s wife Lisa became emotional when she heard the verdicts and had to be removed from the court following an outburst. The men’s sentence hearing will take place later this month.