A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of a 28-year-old Brazilian man in a bog in north Kerry in 2012.

John Paul Cawley had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bruno Lemes de Souza at Shronowen Bog, Tullamore, Listowel on 16 or 17 February 2012.

Mr de Souza a member of the large Brazilian community in Gort, Co Galway, had called to a house near Ballyduff in connection with a car deal in mid-February 2012, the seven-day trial at the Central Criminal Court in Tralee was told.

His body was recovered from a drain in a remote bog over three weeks later.

The prosecution said the killing of Mr de Souza had been "savage".

The jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty after deliberating for an hour and 24 minutes.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy sentenced Mr Cawley to life, backdating the sentence to March 2012.