A 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Waterford woman Samantha Walsh in April 2017.
Man pleads guilty to murder of Samantha Walsh in 2017
Daniel Whelan, who is of no fixed abode but originally from Thurles in Co Tipperary, was due to go on trial at the Central Criminal Court this morning.
However he pleaded guilty and is expected to be sentenced later this week.
MsWalsh’s body was found in an apartment at Thomas Court, Thomas Street in Waterford, on 28April 2017.
The 31-year-old was originally from Lisduggan in Waterford city and was the mother of four children.
Whelan is expected to be sentenced on Friday after the court hears victim impact statements.
The sentence for murder is a mandatory life sentence.