A 25 year old man is due to be sentenced this morning for killing his friend over a Chihuahua.
Wayne Cluskey was convicted of the manslaughter of Christopher Nevin last month.
It was the Prosecution’s case that 27 year Christopher Nevin died after struck with an axe and a hatchet outside a house in Navan in November 2015.
Wayne Cluskey and his co-accused 24 year old Josh Turner both of Mooretown in Ratoath denied his murder.
The court heard the two accused men had called to see Mr Nevin that day because Josh Turner had lent him a Chihuahua to breed with his female dogs and a dispute had arisen over how much was owed.
A jury found Josh Turner guilty of murder and he was handed the mandatory life sentence last week.
Wayne Cluskey was convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and he’s due to be sentenced this morning.