Father-of-two jailed for murdering his Limerick flatmate

By on June 4, 2021

first_imgLinkedin Latvian Arnis Labunskis was found guilty of murdering his Limerick flatmate in 2015A LITHUANIAN man who came to Ireland in search of a better life was bludgeoned to death in his Limerick home just two-months after his arrival in the city.Dainius Burba was 39 when his flatmate beat him to death with the leg of a coffee table at an apartment they shared off Wolfe Tone Street in Limerick in April 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Friday, Arnis Labuskis (56), a Latvian father-of-two, began a life sentence when he was found guilty of the murder after initially blaming the violent attack on a fictitious intruder.Mr Burba was murdered between April 20 and 21, 2015, after he suffered several blows to his face and a broken skull.When he was questioned by Gardaí, Arnis Labuskis blamed an intruder but during the trial at the Central Criminal Court, he claimed he had acted in self-defence.He said that Dainius Burba called him in to a darkened room in the middle of the night and attacked him with the leg of a coffee table. He managed to get the table leg off his attacker and used it to swing out in defence.He walked for four hours before calling to his daughter’s house and telling her he had been in a fight. He returned home a short time later and when a neighbour checked in on him, he was found trying to hide evidence. He had also dumped a bloodied t-shirt in a nearby wheelie bin.Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtin said he found Mr Burba’s blood-stained body on a bed and that he had “full thickness” injuries as well as a broken skull and jaw. He had received around 19 blows to the head and face which caused his death.Sergeant John Farmer read a short victim impact report on behalf of Mr Burba’s sister, Gitana Burbaide who described the victim as “a good person, who never wanted to die.“He came to Ireland two months before his death looking for a better life,” she explained.The statement went on to describe the impact the killing has had on the lives of Mr Burba’s family.After the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict, Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy jailed Arnis Labunskis for the mandatory life sentence and commended the Gardaí involved in the investigation.“This investigation is a fine model of how investigations should be conducted,” she said. Print Facebook Email Twittercenter_img Previous articleChildbirth deaths don’t make courtNext articleThe Pied Piper in panto at the ’Bridge Staff Reporter NewsFather-of-two jailed for murdering his Limerick flatmateBy Staff Reporter – February 20, 2017 1218 Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

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Men due in court on drug charges

By on May 25, 2021

first_img WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Police have charged a 24-year-old man with a number of offences including being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug and transferring and concealing criminal property.A 27-year-old man has also been charged with a number of offences including being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug and possession of a Class A controlled drug.Both men are due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court today. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleFamily ‘traumatised’ following weekend shooting incidentNext articleFurther blow for Cathal McShane News Highland Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter By News Highland – August 10, 2020 Men due in court on drug charges Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Pretty Lights Releases New Single & Music Video, Announces 2017 NYE Shows

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgIt’s a big day for fans of Pretty Lights, as the producer himself Derek Vincent Smith has released a new single and music video “Rainbows & Waterfalls.” Marking the first release since 2016’s “Only Yesterday”, the track blends the smooth sounds of Shuggie Otis‘ 1971 classic “Strawberry 23” with his own signature next generation style that defies categorization. The official music video for “Rainbows & Waterfalls” surrounds a theme for LETTER 22, “a story of the positivity that underscores all movement towards progress and enlightenment, no matter how many obstacles stand in the way.”According to Pretty Lights, “It is the story of a pure force of will, hidden somewhere out there, that is dedicated to revealing evolutionary truths to this universe in a systematic way. It is the story of a visitor from another place, charged with delivering an enigmatic message; a wandering guardian, protecting a civilization that rejects the sun; and a being watching over it all, orchestrating its rhythms. LETTER 22 is also the story of all of us, who have each, at one time or another, felt ourselves to be in possession of knowledge or insight that appears an innate, universal truth to us, but is callously dismissed by others. In such moments, it is easy to feel as though you truly are from a different planet, governed by a different sense of logic and order than this one, which used to feel so familiar. However, in such moments we also find ourselves at a crossroads – a point in spacetime where we must choose to either succumb to these tribulations, or overcome them, and let those triumphs fuel the continued search for others who are also willing to open their eyes to another point of view.” Watch “Rainbows & Waterfalls” below:To celebrate his new solo effort, Pretty Lights has also announced a run of dates with the Pretty Lights Live project. On December 28 & 29, Pretty Lights Live will play The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan with Too Many Zoos and SoDown. On December 30, they will move on to Snowta in Minneapolis, MN, and will conclude 2017 and ring in 2018 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA with Jade Circada.Smith may have a well-deserved reputation for innovation in the studio, but his fresh approach to music has always been equally potent on stage. With the Pretty Lights Live project, he’s found a way to turn his electronic music shows into fully improvisational experiences like no other. It’s a unique vision that he brings to life with the help of Alvin Ford Jr. (drums), Chris Karns (turntables), Borahm Lee (keys) and Brandon Butler (keys) — a stellar group of musicians who have backed him in concert since the summer of 2016. Taking cues from early jazz musicians, Smith and his band make sure every performance is a unique adventure by injecting a healthy dose of improv into the equation. No song ever sounds the same twice.[PRETTY LIGHTS LIVE NEW YEAR’S RUN]December 28: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/ Too Many Zooz)December 29: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/ SoDown)December 30: Minneapolis, MN – SnowtaDecember 31: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (w/ Jade Cicada)* 2 Day Passes Available in DetroitTickets, VIP Experiences, and lodging options (via CID Entertainment and Curadora) for 12/28-29 in Detroit and 12/31 in Philadelphia will be available via Pretty Lights’ direct-to-fan pre-sale. Early Bird VIP Presale begins Tuesday, October 24 @ 11am ET/10am CT. GA Presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, October 25th @ 11am ET/10am CT.Fans are encouraged to sign up for the Pretty Lights mailing list to receive a pass-code for the pre-sale. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 27th @ 10am local time. Tickets for December 30 in Minneapolis, MN are on sale now. Pretty Lights has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support organizations working to provide rapid emergency relief to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria.For tickets and information, head to the Pretty Lights website.last_img read more

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