Man convicted of the murder of Kenny Meyler
Published 27/09/2015 | 15:13
An Irishman has been convicted of the drug and alcohol-fuelled murder of Wexford man Kenyon (Kenny) Meyler in Scarborough, Perth, in 2013.
Vincent Martin Crowe fatally stabbed 21-year-old Kenny Meyler on February 10, 2013.
He told the Western Australia Supreme Court he did not remember the stabbing because he had been drinking and had taken the drug mephedrone, popularly known as meow meow.
He admitted the offence of unlawful killing, but the jury convicted him of the more serious crime of murder.
Prosecutors said they would be submitting Crowe should receive life in prison when he is sentenced next week.
Both men were working in Perth but did not know each other, although on the night before the stabbing they had been drinking with mutual friends.
Mr Meyler was stabbed in the right side of the neck by Crowe.
It is the second time Crowe has stood trial, after another jury was unable to reach a verdict in October 2014.