Irish woman, 27, pleads guilty to manslaughter of her 'abusive' fiancé, 29, after stabbing him to death in Australia
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Irish woman, 27, pleads guilty to manslaughter of her 'abusive' fiancé, 29, after stabbing him to death in Australia

AN Irish woman has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her fiancé in Australia last year.

Tina Cahill, 27, originally from Co. Wexford, is accused of fatally stabbing 29-year-old David ‘Motcha’ Walsh, also from Wexford, following a fight outside their home in the Sydney suburb of Padstow in February 2017.

The couple met in Australia and had been engaged for just five weeks at the time of Mr Walsh's death.

It is alleged that the father-of-three died from a stab wound to the neck inflicted by Ms Cahill shortly after the pair returned from a night out at the Cock'N'Bull Hotel and the Doncaster Hotel in Sydney.

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Ms Cahill's lawyer James Trevallion claims that the relationship was abusive and his client may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress at the time.

She was originally accused of murder but the charge was downgraded at New South Wales Supreme Court on Tuesday and she pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Ms Cahill's parents, Daniel and Rita Cahill, travelled from Ireland to support their daughter at her hearing.

A representative of Mr Walsh’s family was also present.

Ms Cahill's sentencing hearing is due to begin on November 1.