Third man found guilty of murder of Strabane man Michael Barr

A man has been handed a life sentence for the murder of Strabane man Michael Barr, who was shot dead in a pub in Dublin.

Christopher Slator, from Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, was convicted of murder today following a trial before the Special Criminal Court.

At the time of his death in April 2016, Michael Barr was working as a bar manager in the Sunset House pub near Croke Park.

He was a father of five children and engaged to be married.

At Christopher Slator’s sentence hearing this afternoon, Michael’s fiancée, Jade O’Shea, described how her life was turned upside down when two masked men burst into the pub and shot her husband-to-be seven times.

Michael’s sister, Noeleen, described those responsible as “evil predators” and said she was still tormented by the thought of his final minutes.

Slator denied murdering him but was convicted on the back of DNA evidence linking him to the getaway car. The 37yo was handed a life sentence today.

He’s the third person to be convicted of murdering Mr Barr.


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