Life sentences handed down to killers of Gort resident

Two men were last evening (Wednesday ) found guilty of the murder of a Brazilian man whose body was found in a north Kerry bog.

The jury took just over one-and-a-half hours to return their verdicts at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Co Kerry.

John Paul Cawley, 20, and Wenio Rodriguez da Silva, 29, both of Ardoughter, Ballyduff had both pleaded not guilty to murdering Gort-resident Bruno Lemes de Sousa at Shronowen Bog, Listowel, on 16 or 17 February 2012.

Mr De Sousa, 28, was stabbed 64 times and his body was dumped in a drain where it was found almost a month later.

His hands had also been bound. Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan handed down mandatory life sentences to both men.

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