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Man Handed Life Sentence For Stabbing And Killing Former Wife's Boyfriend

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The 41 year old was convicted of murder after just two hours of jury deliberations.

A man has been handed a life sentence for the murder of his former wife's boyfriend in Co Clare during the first lockdown.

Nasser Ahmed, of The Mews, Kilrush Road, Ennis, claimed he was acting in self-defence when he stabbed Eoin Boylan but the jury didn't believe him.

After leaving Sudan for Ireland, Mr Ahmed settled in Ennis where he married a local woman called Susan O’Doherty.

They had three children together before their marriage broke down in late 2018.

By Christmas of the following year, Susan was in a relationship with childhood friend, Eoin Boylan, and by the time the country went into its first lockdown a few months later, they were living together with her kids and Eoin’s mother.

On the 14th of April 2020, Nasser Ahmed called around to see his children, but became agitated when he couldn’t go into the house because of Covid restrictions.

Eoin went out to speak with him and ended up getting stabbed three times.

Ahmed claimed he was acting in self-defence but CCTV showed Eoin trying to retreat.

The 41 year old was convicted of murder after just two hours of jury deliberations and he was handed a life sentence today.

The Boylan family welcomed today’s outcome, they said it won’t bring Eoin back but brings closure to a difficult process.

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