đź”´BREAKING: Stephen Silver thrown into prison for 40 years for murdering Garda Colm Horkan – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

đź”´BREAKING: Stephen Silver thrown into prison for 40 years for murdering Garda Colm Horkan




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Stephen Silver, who was found guilty in April  of the capital murder of a detective garda in Co Roscommon in 2020, has been sentenced to life in prison.

46-ur-old Silver from Foxford in Co Mayo had denied murdering Detective Garda Colm Horkan in June 2020 but did admit to manslaughter.

The jury heard Silver had history of mental illness and that the main issue was for them  to decide on was his state of mind at the time of the horrendous killing.

The jury had various verdicts open to them including capital murder, murder or manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility or self-defence but they unanimously found Silver guilty of murdering a garda in the course of his duty, a charge which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 40 years in prison.

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