Sophia man jailed for 12 years over killing of neighbour

Roger Pilgrim who was on trial for the 2011 murder of his neighbour Shane Rowley was yesterday handed a 12-year sentence after being found guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter.

Pilgrim was accused of killing Rowley in January 2011 after a long-standing feud over the use of a passageway in ‘A’ Field Sophia.

He was on trial before a 12-member jury and Justice Dawn Gregory in the High Court.

In his caution statement, Pilgrim had admitted to stabbing Rowley twice. He said he was sleeping  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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