Galway woman guilty of 2011 manslaughter

Maura Thornton will be sentenced in March

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has found a 31-year-old woman guilty of the manslaughter of a man in 2011.

Maura Thornton, from Inverin in Connemara, had denied the murder of 59-year-old Kevin Joyce at an apartment in Upper Salthill in July 2011.

The jury, sitting in Galway, returned its verdict after deliberating for three hours and eight minutes.

Thornton will be sentenced in March.

She has been remanded on continuing bail until the sentencing hearing.

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Pat McGrath reports that a 31-year-old woman is found guilty of manslaughter