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Ireland Danny Keena found guilty of murdering the mother of his two children

21:20  09 october  2017
21:20  09 october  2017 Source:

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Danny Keena will face a mandatory life sentence. Latest News Feed. Westmeath man who 'strangled the life out of' the mother of his children is found guilty of murder Comments.

Danny Keena of Empor, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath is charged with the murder of 43-year-old THE niece of a man charged with murdering the mother of his two children has said he had The 54-year-old farmer has pleaded not guilty to murder , but guilty to her manslaughter at Main Street

Brigid Maguire © Provided by Irish Independent Brigid Maguire A FATHER-of-two has been found guilty of murdering the mother of his children, who he strangled to death after a row at her home.

Danny Keena (55) killed his estranged partner Brigid Maguire (43) and fled the house, going on the run for 24 hours before handing himself in.

The Co Westmeath farmer faces life in prison after a jury delivered its guilty verdict at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon.

Ms Maguire, a hospital care assistant, was found dead on her bedroom floor by her distraught daughter Jade.

Keena had admitted choking Ms Maguire to death, but denied it was murder, claiming provocation after she told him he was a bad father.

His defence maintained he had “lost his mind” and all control when he throttled Ms Maguire against a wardrobe.

However, his trial had heard there was a background of serious domestic violence and abuse and Keena himself admitted he had choked Ms Maguire previously after a minor row over a washing machine.

Keena, from Empor, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath had denied murdering Ms Maguire at her home at Main Street, Ballynacargy on November 14, 2015. She had moved to that rented house with her children weeks earlier.

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