Tralee resident given six-year sentence for manslaughter

A Tralee resident has been given a six-year sentence for the manslaughter of a Russian man in the town.

Last month, Arnoldas Ivanauskas of 111 Parklands, Tralee, and originally from Lithuania, was found guilty by a jury of the manslaughter of Dmitriy Hrynkevich in Tralee in 2015.

Today, in the Central Criminal Court sitting in Limerick, he was given a six-year sentence with the final year suspended.

Arnoldas Ivanauskas of 111 Parklands, Tralee, and originally from Lithuania, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Dmitriy Hrynkevich by a jury last month.

The 24-year-old was found assaulted in Killeen Woods, Tralee on September 30th, 2015.

Mr Hrynkevich, who was born in Russia but grew up in Killarney, died two days later in hospital.

Standing at over 7 feet 5 inches in height, he was one of the tallest men in the country.

Mr Ivanauskas was sentenced today in the Central Criminal Court sitting in Limerick.

He received a six-year sentence with the final year suspended, backdated to when he first went into custody on the 6th November, 2018.

Mr Ivanauskas was represented by Eimear Griffin of Padraig O’Connell Solicitors in Killarney, barrister Katie O’Connell and senior counsel Mark Nicholas.