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Man jailed for five years over Co Wicklow killing

A 40-year-old man has been given a five-year sentence for manslaughter in Wicklow Circuit Court, sitting in Bray.

Yohan Verhoven, originally from Ballybrack, but who had been living in Bray, had been reported missing by his family in July 2006.

His badly decomposed remains were found in the Sally Gap nearly three months later.

On December 7th last, Timothy Kavanagh, of Rathsallagh Park in Shankill, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Yohan Verhoven.

At sentencing today, Judge Rory McCabe denied a request to allow an impact statement by the Verhoven family to be read to the court.

He subsequently handed down a five-year sentence beginning from the day that Mr Kavanagh was convicted.

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