Man (40) pleads guilty to the manslaughter of homeless ex-chef Timmy Hourihane
Christopher O’Sullivan had originally been charged with the murder before the State accepted a lesser plea
Fiona MagennisSunday World
A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a homeless man who died from injuries sustained in an assault at a tented village in Cork City three years ago.
Christopher O’Sullivan was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Timothy Hourihane (53) on October 13, 2019 at Mardyke Walk, Cork City.
O’Sullivan had originally been charged with murder and was due to stand trial in Cork on January 30 next year.
The 40-year-old, of no fixed abode, replied “guilty” when the charge of unlawful killing was put to him by the registrar at the brief hearing.
Siobhan Lankford SC, for the DPP, told the Central Criminal Court today that the plea to manslaughter was acceptable to the State.