April 16, 2024

A person who threatened son with an axe at their residence in Letterkenny following a dispute over airline tickets has prevented a conviction.

66-year-old Milan Horvat was earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket this week over the incident at Parkview Drive, Letterkenny, on August 10, 2022.

Horvat, of Parkview Drive, has been charged that he did, in the middle of a dispute, produce in a way doubtless unlawfully to intimidate one other particular person, an article able to inflicting critical harm, to wit, an axe.

When Horvat appeared in July 2023, Choose Éiteáin Cunningham adjourned the matter to see how issues progressed between the events.

Addressing the court docket this week, Horvat’s solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, stated the incident represented ‘a household state of affairs throughout Covid that bought out of hand’.

Mr Gallagher stated it had ’brought about embarrassment to all events’ and requested the court docket to make use of its discretion.

A translator was current in court docket to help Horvat. Mr Gallagher stated his consumer appreciates the seriousness of the fees and stated that ‘all issues have been resolved’.

A sufferer influence assertion was not made by the opposite get together.

Noting the studies now out there to the court docket and that issues had been resolved, Choose Cunningham spared the accused a conviction.

At a earlier court docket sitting, Sergeant Jim Collins stated that gardai had been referred to as to Parkview Drive at 3.54pm on the day in query.

An argument had taken place between Horvat and his son over airline tickets. Horvat turned very aggressive and went to the storage to get an axe.

Horvat subsequently held the axe excessive and was waving it at his son. He tried to get into the home with the axe, however was stopped.

Sergeant Collins stated an axe was retrieved by gardai. When questioned, Horvat stated he had the axe for chopping wooden.

Solicitor for Horvat, Mr Patsy Gallagher, stated this incident passed off after the Covid-19 lockdown and this was resulting from be the events’ first time flying to their residence nation since.

Mr Gallagher stated Horvat not resides with the household.

Man threatened son with axe in row over airline tickets was final modified: February twentieth, 2024 by Workers Author