April 16, 2024

A lady who was stabbed 5 occasions by her boyfriend in a row at their flat mentioned she thought she was going to die within the assault.

Jason McDonagh appeared earlier than Donegal Circuit Court docket after pleading responsible to assaulting Shauna Greene at Westport, Ballyshannon on the night of Could 24, 2023.

The court docket was advised the couple had solely misplaced an unborn little one two weeks earlier than the vicious assault.

McDonagh, 33, of Garden Park, Ballyshannon, was jailed for 4 years for the assault by Choose John Aylmer.

Garda Paul Corcoran mentioned acquired a phonecall at 1.15am within the early hours of the morning and heard a feminine voice screaming down the telephone after which the decision out of the blue ended.

A feminine Garda recognised the voice as being that of Shauna Greene, 26, and so they raced to her flat.

Gardai had been compelled to knock down the door after McDonagh answered however refused to open the door.

McDonagh had some accidents to his face however Ms Greene was lined in blood.

She mentioned she had been stabbed 5 occasions and that she might really feel her lungs effervescent.

Gardai utilized strain to her wounds as paramedics had been referred to as and McDonagh was arrested.

Ms Greene defined in her assertion how herself and McDonagh had gone to go to his brother and accomplice and a row had ensued a couple of telephone.

Once they got here dwelling, she requested McDonagh why he had turn out to be concerned within the row and he snapped.

He grabbed a knife and commenced stabbing her and he or she mentioned all she might fell had been sharp pains via her puffer jacket and in her neck.

As paramedics attended her, she requested them if she was going to die.

When interviewed by Gardai, McDonagh initially mentioned he dod not stab Ms Greene and mentioned a glass had merely been damaged of their flat.

The court docket heard that Ms Greene had withdrawn her criticism just a few days after McDonagh had telephoned her from jail however that Gardai had been urgent forward with the case.

McDonagh has a complete of 132 earlier convictions for a spread of offences together with assault inflicting hurt, theft, housebreaking, public order, possession of knives, trespassing, breach of the breach, breaching a barring order and obstruction.

Barrister for the accused, Mr Colm Smyth, SC, put his consumer within the witness field the place the accused mentioned he was in love with Ms Greene saying what had occurred was “a mistake.”

He claimed they obtained into an argument and that Ms Greene was roaring and shouting at him and that he had tried to depart however then the stabbing “occurred.”

McDonagh, who has been in custody since final Could, mentioned he was sorry and that it ought to by no means have occurred.

Mr Smyth mentioned there was merely no excuse for what had occurred to Ms Greene including that he was doing properly in jail whereas he had had time to replicate on what he had performed.

Images of the stab wounds to Ms Greene had been handed into the court docket.

Passing sentence, Choose John Aylmer mentioned McDonagh was lucky he was not earlier than the court docket on extra critical costs including that he was sure by a most of fives 12 months in imprisonment for such an offence.

Choose Aylmer mentioned he felt “curtailed and mentioned the cost is sure by a most of 5 years in jail.

He positioned this explicit case on the “high finish of the size” of such offences and merited a sentence of 5 years earlier than mitigation.

The Choose mentioned there have been few areas of mitigation aside from the early responsible plea from McDonagh and that he had expressed regret.

Nevertheless, he did add that he was involved that McDonagh had referred to as the assault “a mistake.”

He lowered the unique sentence of 5 years by a 12 months and likewise backdated the time period to when McDonagh went into custody final Could.

Man who stabbed girlfriend 5 occasions in frenzied assault is jailed was final modified: March 14th, 2024 by Employees Author