Life Sentence Imposed For Murder Of Love Rival

A man who was said in court to 'be upset' after his ex girlfriend found a new love has today jailed for murdering the man he saw as his rival in love.

Alex Freiberg of Bridgewater House, Clonmel, had denied murdering 45-year-old Kieran Cambridge at Carrigeen Close in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, on 16 September 2007.

However, the 30-year-old has today been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his ex girlfriend's new boyfriend.

The jury found him guilty by a majority of 10 to two, after over six hours of deliberation,

The trial heard Alex Freiberg was upset because his ex girlfriend, Catherine Shanahan, had a new boyfriend.

He had been in a relationship with Ms Shanahan and was close to her son.

On the day of the killing they had argued over the boy's welfare and he was critical of drinking parties which had taken place in the house.

Ms Shanahan told the court that Freiberg entered her house through the back door in the early hours of the morning and stabbed Kieran Cambridge who was in bed at the time.

Freiberg had denied the murder, his lawyers said there was no forensic evidence to link him to the scene and accused the main witness of lying.

But the jury found him guilty and Justice Judge Patrick McCarthy passed a mandatory life sentence.


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