A 45-year-old woman has been found guilty at the Central Criminal Court in Cork of the manslaughter of an English new age traveller whose body was found dumped in a slurry pit almost three weeks after he had been killed.
Una Geaney, who is originally from Fermoy, Co Cork, but with an address at Dingle, Co Kerry, had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Gary Bull at Shanlaragh near Dunmanway in west Cork in September 2007.
Gary Bull, known as Gold Tooth, was a former heroin addict living in west Cork since 2000.
He was known to be violent when drunk and on Sunday 23 September 2007, he went to a house at Shanlaragh, near Dunmanway, waving a heavy disc saw used for cutting concrete.
He was subdued, beaten and knocked out and was dead within hours.
Una Geaney was renting the farmhouse at Shanlaragh and the Central Criminal Court was told that a weekend-long drink and drugs party was taking place there.
She told Gary Bull's former girlfriend that she had smashed in his head with a mallet and that she had done it for her.
And she went into graphic detail with another man about the head injuries that killed Gary Bull.
In garda interviews, Una Geaney denied striking Gary Bull in the head with the mallet. She also denied his murder and this afternoon the jury found her not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
Amanda McNabb, 26 and Jason Thomas, 39, have already pleaded guilty to Gary Bull's manslaughter.
Mr Justice Paul Carney remanded Una Geaney in custody and all three will be sentenced on 7 June next, when a victim impact statement on behalf of Gary Bull's family will be heard.