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Jason Morrissey Pleads Guilty To Death Of James Tynan

garda crestMr Jason Morrissey, aged 23 and with an address at Church Street, Toomevara, Tipperary, has today admitted his part in the unlawful killing of Mr James Tynan, at Liberty Square, Thurles in February of last year.

The deceased, aged 25, was formally a native of Johnstown, in Co Kilkenny and was assaulted during a night out in the town, on February 19th, 2012.

The accused, who appeared at Nenagh Circuit Court, pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Mr Tynan and also pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm to three other men on an earlier date, February 8th, of that same year.

Mr Morrissey will return for sentencing on April 12th next, allowing for the preparation of a psychiatric report and numerous victim impact statements from the Tynan family and from the other persons earlier assaulted.  Mr Morrissey was also remanded in custody.

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