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Neil McNulty

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27th December 2008


Emma O'Kane

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27th December 2008, Neil McNulty was out celebrating a friends birthday the had many drinks before attempting to get into the Queen Ann pub.  They were refused entry by door staff at the town's Queen Anne pub, McNulty then hurled a bottle through the pub door.
A shard of glass flew into the neck of 27 year old barmaid Emma O'Kane. Emma was on a night off and was out celebrating her boyfriends birthday, Michael Shepherd, tried to save Emma's life but she bled to death.


28th December 2008,McNulty arrested and charged with the murder of Emma O'Kane.


Monday 29yth December 2008, Neil McNulty, 19, of Peel Lane, Heywood, was remanded in custody at Rochdale Magistrates' Court.
He is due to appear before Manchester Crown Court in spring 2009.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, Neil McNulty admitted the manslaughter of a mother-of-three who died when he threw a bottle into a crowded pub after being refused entry. McNulty was told he faced an "inevitable" custodial sentence.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) accepted his plea of not guilty to murder on the grounds that there was no realistic prospect of securing a conviction on the charge.


Tuesday 7th April 2009, McNulty sentenced to four and a half years, 99 days to be deducted as he has served this on remand.



Rochdale Magistrates court

Manchester Crown Court

David Steer QC, prosecuting

Judge Michael Henshell


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