A Dublin woman has been found guilty of the murder of a Kenyan man last year and her sister has been found guilty of his manslaughter.

The jury in the trial of the women charged with the murder of Farah Swaleh Noor in Dublin on 20 March last found 23-year-old Charlotte Mulhall of Kilclare Gardens in Tallaght guilty of murder.

The jury found her sister, Linda Mulhall, 31, of the same address not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

Both verdicts were majority decisions.

It took the jury 18 hours of deliberation to reach its decision.

Both women have been remanded in custody until 4 December when they will be sentenced.

The 12 jury members spent last night at a hotel after 15 hours of deliberations.

Detective Inspector Christy Mangan, who lead the investigation, told the court that both women had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

He said Linda Mulhall was an unemployed mother of four, and had one previous conviction dating back to 1993 for larceny.

He said Charlotte Mulhall also had a number of minor previous convictions for criminal damage and public order offences.

He described both their backgrounds as troubled and tough.

He added that their father, John Mulhall, died tragically last December, and that the weight of the case had certainly contributed to his death.

DI Mangan said efforts would be made to secure a victim impact statement from Mr Noor's family, via the Kenyan authorities.

But he said gardaí had so far not received a lot of assistance from inquiries conducted there.

Mr Justice Paul Carney ordered that psychiatric and probation reports be drawn up on both women.

The sisters had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Farah Swaleh Noor.

The 38-year-old Kenyan national's dismembered body was found in the Royal Canal in March of last year.