28/02/2007

Man sentenced in Gran Canaria

A County Antrim man convicted of the manslaughter of a Nigerian prostitute in Gran Canaria has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Vincent Traynor, 22, from Loughguile had denied killing 23-year-old Stella Omeregie in July 2005.

The woman’s body was found on Cochino beach, and the court heard she had been beaten about the head and strangled.

Mr Traynor was also ordered to pay the woman’s family 85,000 euro.

He has already served two years in prison on remand.

(JM/SP)

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