A 27-year-old man who admitted luring another man to his murder has been given a four-year sentence at Limerick Circuit Court.

23-year-old Michael Campbell McNamara was found shot dead in a field near Southill on 20 October 2003.

The accused man, Andrew Nolan from John Carew Park in Southill, rang him the night before his death offering to sell him a sawn-off shotgun.

Nolan, the only person to be brought to court in connection with the murder, said he was forced to make the calls by others who were violent and had access to guns.

When Mr Campbell McNamara's body was found, his hands and feet were bound and he had been stabbed ten times and shot twice.

The victim's car was found near Andrew Nolan's house.

Before sentencing today Judge Carol Moran said Michael Campbell McNamara's killing had been related to a feud in Limerick city, which had already claimed a considerable number of lives.

The accused man was an active participant in one of the factions involved in that feud.

The judge took Andrew Nolan's early guilty plea into account and sentenced him to four years in prison.