A man is due to be sentenced this morning after he was found guilty of the murder of ex-girlfriend, Soina Blount.
In February 2014, two months after their relationship had ended, Eric Locke lured Sonia to a Dublin hotel using a fake Facebook profile.
Locke then strangled the mother-of-one to death.
He was found guilty just four days ago after it took the jury less than one hour to reach their unanimous verdict.
Eric Locke has been found guilty of murdering Sonia Blount in a Tallaght hotel room
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) May 22, 2017
During his trail, Locke admitted that he lad lured Sonia to the hotel in Tallaght under false pretences, but denied her murder.
According to his psychiatrist, Locke was suffering from a pervasive development disorder at the time, but the claim was later dismissed after the prosecution expert found no evidence to back it up.
The jury also saw saw footage of him as he fled the scene, dropping his mobile phone in a drain outside the hotel.
Sonia's family will be given the opportunity to deliver a victim impact statement before Eric Locke begins his mandatory life sentence.