Darren William Haverty was a 39-year-old father of one, originally from Dublin and was living in Holopaw in Osceola County, Florida.
His body was found in a cabin and his girlfriend Wendy Hanks told investigators that she shot her boyfriend after being beaten and threatened with a knife while camping in eastern Osceola County.
During the investigation, detectives discovered evidence at the crime scene and during the autopsy that conflicted with Hank’s statements of self defence.
The 33-year-old was subsequently arrested and charged with his murder.
She was initially charged last August with first degree murder but this was eventually reduced to manslaughter.
Hanks was sentenced to a year in Osceola County jail just before Christmas, with 24 days served to be taken into account.Details of the sentence are only now being revealed publicly.