Newry woman given 14yrs for murder of homeless man

A second person has been given a prison sentence in connection with the 'horrific' murder of a homeless Polish man, Marek Muszynski, in 2009.

Newry woman Lindsay White, aged 23, was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in prison for her involvement in the beating to death of Mr Muszynski, who the judge described as a "drunk and largely defenceless man". The court was told how she stood on the victim's neck while he was being beaten. Another man, Adrian Cunningham, also from Newry and aged 20, has already received a prison sentence of at least 11 years after pleading guilty to the charge of murder.

The judge said that Ms White had shown little remorse for her part in the murder, and the jury rejected her claims that Mr Cunningham was lying about her involvement.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Talbot said Mr Muszynski as a "totally innocent victim" and described how his murderers "casually" walked away from the scene of the attack "to get a takeaway meal having taken Marek's last 70p from his pocket."

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