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Man admits killing his uncle in Co Antrim

38-year-old Marek Marcin Sinko will be sentenced in the new year. Credit: Pacemaker

A Polish man has admitted killing his uncle in a drunken row over money just over two years ago in Co Antrim.

The body of 53-year-old Eugeniusz Sinko was found outside the remote cottage he shared with his nephew on the outskirts of the village of Rasharkin.

Forensics at the scene in October 2017. Credit: UTV

38-year-old Marek Marcin Sinko, who was due to go on trial earlier this week for the murder of his uncle, pleaded guilty to his manslaughter before Antrim Crown Court sitting in Belfast on Friday.

No details surrounding the death of Sinko's uncle were discussed in court, however, at a previous hearing, a court was told that a pathology report stated the cause of death was due to "traumatic brain injury".

Credit: Pacemaker

Police had previously said there was evidence of an attempt to clean the scene, and it is believed the victim’s body was dragged out of the kitchen.

Sinko, who was released on continuing bail, is to be sentenced in the New Year.

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