July 14, 2024

A Letterkenny teenager has been jailed for 4 months for his half in separate incidents whereas he was a juvenile.

John McGinley, an 18-year-old of Glenwood Park, appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom in reference to the ancients in June 2021 and August 2021.

McGinley is at the moment incarcerated in Castlerea Jail, the place he’s serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for stabbing a person within the face on Letterkenny Important Road in April 2022.

McGinley was delivered to courtroom by jail officers.

Sergeant Jim Collins informed the courtroom that on June 26, 2021, McGinley was within the firm of one other particular person throughout an altercation. A person sustained what was described as ‘fairly a severe damage’ to his eye after being overwhelmed with a wheel brace.

The courtroom heard that McGinley had given the wheel brace to the assailant.

“The opposite particular person has been delivered to courtroom and handled,” Sergeant Collins mentioned, including that McGinley ‘did acknowledge sure elements of his interactions’ and was ‘considerably co-operative’.

On August 13, 2021, a pair have been sitting of their automotive at Pearse Street, Letterkenny when McGinley, who was within the firm of one other particular person, approached and phrases have been exchanged.

Injury was brought about to the passenger door and wing mirror of a black Audi by McGinley and the opposite particular person. Roughly €250 value of injury was brought about, the courtroom heard.

Sergeant Collins mentioned McGinley was ‘considerably co-operative if not utterly co-operative’.

Solicitor for McGinley, Mr Rory O’Brien, mentioned his consumer is a ‘very younger man’ who had pleaded responsible to the offences.

He mentioned his consumer is in custody and serving a sentence. The courtroom was suggested that McGinley is due for launch in Could 2025.

“He’s doing his greatest and is utilizing all accessible sources,” Mr O’Brien mentioned. “He has re-engaged with training and is doing his very best. He made useful pleas in relation to each fees. He had issue with drink and medicines, which have been launched to him at a really early stage of his life. He was related to a unfavourable peer group and he has contributed a reasonably reckless angle to most issues.”

Mr O’Brien mentioned McGinley was now ‘working in the direction of bettering himself’.

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham convicted McGinley and sentenced him to 2 months in jail on every cost with the sentence to run concurrently.

Letterkenny man who equipped wheel brace to attacker is jailed was final modified: September twenty third, 2023 by Employees Author