Dublin man found guilty of strangling neighbour


A 42-year-old Dublin man has been found guilty of murdering his neighbour by strangling her with her nightdress and cutting her neck with a glass.

Jason Daly of PJ Delaney Flats, Main Street, Mountrath, Co Laois, but originally from Sandyford, will be sentenced to life in prison next week for murdering mother-of-one Diane Burroughs at her flat in the same building.

The four-day trial at the Central Criminal Court heard that the father of two murdered the 30-year-old Athy native on April 16th, 2011, and then tried to make it look like a suicide.

A postmortem found Ms Burroughs died of strangulation, with wounds to her neck contributing to her death. The jury reached a unanimous verdict of murder.

Mr Justice Barry White remanded Daly in custody for sentencing on October 19th, after Ms Burroughs’s family presents a victim impact statement.