Man jailed for life over Chihuahua breeding murder

A man who beat his friend to death in Navan two years ago, has today been jailed for life

Josh Turner of Mooretown in Meath was convicted last month of murdering Christopher Nevin in a row over payment for the breeding of Chihuahuas.

 

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Josh Turner and Wayne Cluskey of Mooretown, Ratoath, Co. Meath were friends with Christopher Nevin – they’d a common interest in dogs and hunting

On November 15th 2015, Mr. Turner hit him a number of times in the head with a hatchet during a row over payment for the breeding of Chihuahuas.

He was convicted of murder while his co-accused was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

When the verdicts came in earlier this month, Christopher’s wife Lisa threw a water bottle towards the dock.

She refused to apologise for doing so in her Victim Impact Statement but said she was sorry for hitting one of the defence barristers.

She said her husband had a “heart of gold” and described what happened as a nightmare that never ends.

Before he was jailed for life, a letter of apology was read out on behalf of Mr. Turner but the Nevins said they weren’t in a position to accept it.

His co-accused will be sentenced next week.