April 16, 2024

A person who requested his sister to promote herself for intercourse to get him cash for medication set fireplace to her residence when she refused.

Glen Friel appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court docket after pleading responsible to setting fireplace to his sister’s rented residence at Straleeny, Killybegs on April 22, 2020.

The courtroom heard how the 24-year-old accused arrived on the home and needed his sister to provide him cash for medication and even requested her to promote her physique for cash and threatened to kill her if she didn’t.

The terrified girl requested her mom to name Gardai and Friel then managed to barricade himself into the home.

His sister left the home which she had rented for 5 years and he smashed it up and after setting fireplace to the home, Friel additionally fled.

The home belonged to an area man, Conal Doherty, and was price €130,000.

The courtroom heard that €79,450 of harm was prompted to the home and that the contents of the home was not insured.

When arrested, Friel made sure admissions and mentioned he needed to start out the fireplace to deliver him “pleasure and revenge.”

He advised Gardai he hoped to get revenge on his sister Linda as she had been a bitch to him that day.

“I do really feel a bit offended however I’m sorry on the similar time,” he advised Gardai.

Garda Sergeant Stuart Doyle mentioned Friel admitted beginning the fireplace with a lighter however didn’t suppose he had began it within the bed room of the home as the fireplace service had suspected.

The courtroom was advised that Friel, of no mounted abode, has 12 earlier convictions together with convictions for threatening and abusive behaviour, assault, possession of medication and intoxication in a public place.

The injured occasion, Mr Doherty, didn’t wish to come to courtroom or give a sufferer affect assertion.

Barrister for the accused, Mr Colm Smyth, SC, mentioned his consumer had plenty of points.

He suffered from publish traumatic stress dysfunction after his brother took his personal life when Friel was aged simply 9 and he was additionally sexually assaulted when he was a younger boy.

He now not speaks to his dad and mom and had been residing tough in Dublin.

Friel, who has been in custody since final October, took to the witness stand and and mentioned he was very sorry to the person whose home he destroyed and promised to go to all appointments.

Asking Decide John Aylmer to be as lenient as potential, Mr Smyth mentioned his consumer is certainly a troubled particular person with plenty of diagnoses together with PTSD and a character dysfunction.

He has expressed a want to get again on monitor and have interaction with varied companies, Mr Smyth including that if he doesn’t he’ll find yourself in a really tough place and his life shall be reduce brief.

“He doesn’t instantly give one confidence however I believe he has plenty of outlying points,” added his barrister.

Decide Aylmer adjourned the case till later within the week requesting time to learn the psychiatric report on Friel in additional element.

Man requested sister to promote her physique for intercourse so he might purchase medication was final modified: March 14th, 2024 by Workers Author