Father-of-three David Walsh was found bleeding severely from his neck and mouth outside his home in Australia. His fiancee has been sentenced to eight years in jail for his death.
An Irish woman living in Australia has been given eight years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of her fiance, David Walsh.
Wexford-native, Tina Cahill, 27, was sentenced on December 12 after pleading guilty to manslaughter in October 2017. She was initially charged with murder but her sentence was changed to manslaughter after a court in Sydney accepted that she had not been in the right frame of mind.
Cahill was found guilty of stabbing her fiance in the neck in February 2017. Walsh died of injuries sustained outside his home in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, between February 17 and February 18 of 2017.
The 29-year-old father-of-three, whose nickname was ‘Motcha, was found by paramedics bleeding severely from his neck and mouth outside his home. Despite attempts to revive him, the Enniscorthy man died at the scene.
Neighbors reported that they heard glass breaking and people screaming before emergency services arrived.
The court in Sydney heard how the relationship had been abusive and that Cahil may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time.
Walsh, a builder, had moved from Ireland to Australia in 2012.
“It was so painful, she was hardly able to talk,” Cahill’s father said after her brief hearing in 2017.
“She is in bits, it was so painful to listen to her. It was painful, too painful.”
Cahill will be eligible for parole in five years and is then expected to be deported back to Ireland.