Jozef Puska was discovered responsible of murdering Ashling Murphy by a jury of 9 males and three girls final week (Picture: PA)Killer Jozef Puska was branded ‘the epitome of pure evil’ by the heartbroken accomplice of Irish schoolteacher Ashling Murphy as he was jailed for all times for her homicide.
The 33-year-old, born in Slovakia however residing in Mucklagh, Tullamore, was discovered responsible of murdering Ms Murphy, 23, by a jury of 9 males and three girls final week.
There is a compulsory life sentence for homicide.
At Dublin’s Central Criminal Court, Mr Justice Tony Hunt mentioned there was just one sentence obtainable, and it was ‘deserved’.
He mentioned Puska’s proof had been ‘indescribable’ and the ‘one factor we don’t find out about this case is the why’.
Ms Murphy’s accomplice Ryan Casey, who sat by the trial alongside her dad and mom, sobbed as he described her in a sufferer influence assertion as ‘my closest pal, my finest pal’.
‘Ashling was merely every thing to me and I merely misplaced every thing,’ he mentioned.
Turning to face Puska within the dock, he went on: ‘You don’t know and can you by no means have any thought of the extent of connection and love Ashling and I shared.
‘You don’t know the love we had for one another. Because of you I’ve misplaced my Ashling, due to you, I’ll by no means get to marry my soulmate, due to you I’ll by no means see her smile once more, due to you I’ve to in some way keep on with out her.
‘You smirked, you smiled and also you confirmed no regret which sums you up the type of individual you’re, the epitome of pure evil.’
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