Arranmore murder-accused ‘had psychiatric disorder’, court told ‎

The murder trial of a man whose admitted killing a teenager in a bar on Arranmore Island over two years ago has heard he was suffering from a psychiatric disorder, which diminished his responsibility.

Stephen Boyle of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London has admitted killing but denies murdering Paul Boyle at Early's Bar on Arranmore on October 3rd 2009.

The 41-year-old has pleaded guilty of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court.

The court heard that on the night of the incident the accused said he swung around and hit Paul Boyle with a pint glass and has expressed remorse about it.

A psychiatrist told the court Stephen Boyle made serious suicide attempts before the bar incident and had displayed symptoms of a severe depressive disorder.

The trial continues before a jury of six men and six women.