A man has been jailed for eleven years for killing a man in County Kilkenny in 2006.
Martin Kelly, from Church Road, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, was prosecuted years later, after his ex-girlfriend took back an alibi she gave him.
Gerry Nolan died in the early hours of July 24th, 2006, after his mobile home was set on fire while he slept inside after spending the day drinking with friends in a local pub.
A close relative of Martin Kelly’s was mistakenly identified as a suspect, but no charges were brought at the time.
Mobile phone analysis linked Martin to the scene but his girlfriend at the time provided him with an alibi.
She told gardai he was with her that night but years later, in 2015, she admitted she had lied about that and even revealed that he told her he killed Gerry.
The court heard this happened after their relationship ended and Martin started seeing another woman.
The now 35-year-old was charged with murder last year but his plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter was accepted in March.
Today, he was jailed for eleven years.