Bertie Acheson, who was the main carer for his disabled wife Sheila, died from a heart attack after struggling with a burglar who had previously carried out work in the couple's home
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Bertie Acheson death: Burglar Paul Toland jailed for killing pensioner

A man has been jailed for four and a half years for killing a pensioner during a botched burglary at an elderly couple's home in County Londonderry.

Bertie Acheson, who was 72, died after a confrontation with the intruder at his home in Glenmore Gardens, Coleraine, in April 2012.

Paul James Manolito Toland, originally of The Cedars, Antrim, had pleaded guilty to Mr Acheson's manslaughter.

BBC News NI's Lisa McAlister reports.

  • 11 Dec 2014