Man jailed for five years for killing man after wedding

Terry Connors stood trial for Peter Conroy’s murder but was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter

Man jailed for five years for killing man after wedding

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A man has been jailed for five years for killing a man after a wedding in Dublin.

Terry Connors, of Drumcairn Drive in Tallaght, stood trial for Peter Conroy’s murder, but he was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

His trial heard he stabbed him during a fight at a B&B in Palmerstown in June 2015.

At the time he was killed, Peter Conroy’s partner Elaine lived at the Palmerstown Lodge and he used to stay there occasionally.

A number of residents had been at a wedding on June 8th 2015, and a fight broke out when they returned to the B&B.

Terry Connors stabbed Mr Conroy but claimed he was defending his family.

Just before Christmas, the 42-year-old was cleared of murder but convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and he was handed a five-year sentence today.

There were angry scenes in court when the sentence was handed down.

A man was removed for storming the dock and a woman began screaming abuse at Mr Connors, accusing him of “laughing in their faces”.

Mr Conroy’s mother Marion gave this reaction afterwards, saying: "[Peter's children are] living the loss without their daddy for the rest of their lives.

"We will never see our son again."