July 14, 2024

A person who threatened to slash his aged mom’s face after which threatened to kill his brother and put him in a field has been jailed for a 12 months.

Patrick McLaughlin was introduced earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket in Co Donegal charged with a spread of offences.

All of the incidents revolved across the 57-year-old’s abuse of alcohol over a interval a time.

Choose Ciaran Liddy was informed that every one the incidents occurred on the McLaughlin household house at Meenacung in Gaoth Dobhair.

On June eleventh, 2002, he got here to his mom’s house and threatened to slice his mom’s face.

When his brother James heard the risk he stepped in however was punched within the face by Patrick and when he hit again at Patrick, the accused threaten to “put him in a field.”

Only a week in a while July twentieth, 2022, McLaughlin once more known as to his mom’s house to get some belongings together with clothes regardless of being informed to keep away from the home as a part of his bail situations from an earlier incident.

On that event he threatened to knife his brother James.

On June sixteenth, 2023, McLaughlin once more known as to his household house drunk and threatened to kill each his mom and his brother.

Garda Sergeant Gerard Dalton mentioned the accused was aggressive and was yelling and making threats.

Each his mom and brother have been in a state of concern on account of McLaughlin’s actions and he was arrested.

On two different events at Decrease Fundamental Avenue in Letterkenny and on the Letterkenny Procuring Centre, McLaughlin was discovered to be drunk and was arrested for his personal security.

Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, mentioned his consumer suffered from alcohol dependancy and was additionally taking each prescription and non-prescription remedy.

Nevertheless, he additionally identified that McLaughlin had himself been the sufferer of a one-punch assault in 2013 throughout which he hit his head.

He suffers from reminiscence loss and Mr Gallagher additionally handed a cognitive report on McLaughlin to the courtroom.

HIs solicitor mentioned “He makes use of a e book to know the place he’s.  He has licensed difficulties as a result of assault. Together with  remedy and combined with alcohol, it causes him substantial issue.”

Mr Gallagher mentioned his consumer had been residing in a half-way home.

Choose requested a while to learn two medical experiences handed into courtroom on McLaughlin by Mr Gallagher.

On his return Choose Liddy famous that the accused man’s aged mom was in courtroom however mentioned this was a home violence state of affairs.

He counted out the variety of assaults and threats made by McLaughlin in opposition to his household and mentioned they have been “trapped in a family of home violence.”

The Choose mentioned “Mrs McLaughlin is right here in courtroom and it have to be very tough to see her son right here and he or she is expressing her help for him and I sympathise along with her.

“These incidents are extraordinarily critical they usually have to be handled accordingly.”

He sentenced the accused to 12 months in jail for assaulting his brother James  on the household house on June eleventh final 12 months and likewise jailed him for one more 12 months for making threats to kill or trigger critical hurt on the identical date however suspended that sentence for 2 years.

All different expenses have been taken into consideration.

He additionally ordered McLaughlin to abstain from alcohol and medicines and to attend for substance abuse counselling and likewise to attend for anger administration.

The accused man’s solicitor additionally requested that follow-up launch help be offered to McLaughlin and this was directed by Choose Liddy.


Man who threatened to slash aged mom’s face jailed for a 12 months was final modified: August 18th, 2023 by Workers Author