Man sentenced to six years over killing


A Polish national who admitted killing his friend “in a moment of madness” while he was intoxicated has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Last March, Mariusz Jarosz (31), of Fitzherbert Wood, Navan, Co Meath, pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of David Mazur (25) at

The Glebe, Cherryvalley, Rathmoylan, on January 6th, 2011. Brendan Grehan SC, prosecuting, told the Central Criminal Court the plea was acceptable to the State.

Mr Justice Paul Carney handed down a six-year sentence, backdating it for time already spent in custody. He said that “on the evidence, how the death occurred was a mystery” and it would be “pure speculation” to say how it happened.

The court heard Mr Mazur, who worked as a kitchen porter but had done some acting in Poland, died from a single stab wound to the chest. The events happened after a number of people were celebrating Little Christmas in the house. A number of Polish nationals were living in the house at the time, the court was told.