Man found guilty of Sligo man Matt Kivlehan murder

A 32 year old man has been found guilty of murder after he stabbed a Sligo musician to death more than than four years ago.

32-year-old Keith Brady of Cartron Estate, Sligo had denied murdering Martin ‘Matt’ Kivlehan on August 2 or 3rd, 2015 at Mr Kivlehan’s home at New Apartments, Holborn Street, Sligo.

His plea of guilty of manslaughter was rejected by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

It took a jury of eight men and four women just one hour and 25 minutes to find him guilty of murder.

It was Brady’s third time on trial for the same offence.

Previously a jury could not agree on a verdict and a second trial collapsed after an RTÉ Prime Time programme reported that the trial judge said was likely to have influenced the jury.

The court heard that Brady ordered heroin after the murder while his victim’s body lay on the floor.