Man found guilty of 2008 Tipperary manslaughter

Friday 08 March 2013 13.59
Gintaras Brazauskas died in the early hours of 26 December 2008 in Nenagh
Gintaras Brazauskas died in the early hours of 26 December 2008 in Nenagh

A 32-year-old man, who admitted killing a father-of-one at his Tipperary home during Christmas 2008, has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Egidijus Kiaulakis of Coille Bheithe in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, was also convicted of assault causing harm to another Lithuanian man on the same occasion.

He has been remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

Gintaras Brazauskas, 29, died in the early hours of 26 December 2008, after he sustained seven stab wounds, two of which were fatal.

Kiaulakis admitted stabbing him in Summerhill, Nenagh, but denied a charge of murder, saying he acted in self-defence.

The jury at the Central Criminal Court found him not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

He was also convicted of assault causing harm to another Lithuanian man, Robertas Sujetovas.

During the trial the court heard that a fight broke out on St Stephen's Day morning and that the two victims had been stabbed.

Kiaulakis was remanded in custody for sentencing next month.