Five Georgian citizens detained for murdering Irish tourist in Gori, Georgia

The crime is punishable by 13 to 17 years in prison. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 11 Oct 2021 - 16:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Five Georgian citizens have been detained for murdering a Irish tourist in Georgia’s eastern city of Gori.

Police say that the detainees were drinking alcohol in an underground passage in the city of Gori on October 7. Later 28-year-old Irish citizen Tom Kennedy joined them and all together went to a bar to continue drinking in the same city.

Police also say that later a verbal dispute led to a physical confrontation between the five Georgian citizens and Tom Kennedy.

Following the confrontation, the persons involved in the conflict went to the Mtkvari River in Gori, where the five detainees attacked the Irish citizen and then threw him into the river. Then the detainees fled the scene of the crime.

Police also found that the detainee, identified only as V.K., was aware of the crime, though he did not inform law enforcers about it.

The body of Tom Kennedy was found dumped near the village of Kvakhvreli in Gori Municipality on October 8.

The crime is punishable by 13 to 17 years in prison.