Polish migrant jailed for six years for manslaughter

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A 35-year-old woman who stabbed her housemate and former partner to death has been jailed for six years at the Central Criminal Court.

After the killing, Monika Matracka hid 38-year-old Michal Rejmer’s body in the back garden of the house they shared and destroyed evidence in what her defence team called “bizarre and outrageous behaviour”.

She was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by a majority jury verdict in February.

Matracka, with an address at The Pines, Briarfield, Castletroy, Limerick had pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Rejmer at that address at a time unknown between 8pm on December 30 and midnight on December 31, 2015.

Today, Mr Justice Paul Butler imposed a six year sentence on Matracka.

Outlining the facts of the case, Mr Justice Butler said Matracka and Mr Rejmer were previously in a relationship which had ended for some time and they had continued to live together.

The judge said Mr Rejmer left work in McDonald’s on December 30, 2015 and after a considerable search his body was found in the back garden of the rented accommodation.

He said Matracka made admissions to Mr Rejmer’s killing in the back of a garda patrol car after her arrest.



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