Tuesday 17 October 2017

Louth man pleads guilty to killing teenager Niall Dorr

Two more people have been arrested over the death of kickboxer Niall Dorr
Two more people have been arrested over the death of kickboxer Niall Dorr

Jessica Magee

A LOUTH man accused of murdering teenager Niall Dorr in Dundalk just over two years ago is to be sentenced in mid-December.

Douglas Ward (36) has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the 18-year-old kickboxer, but not guilty to murder.



His plea has been accepted at the Central Criminal Court by lawyers representing the Director of Public Prosecutions.



Mr Dorr died after he was attacked while walking home with friends at Castle Road, Dundalk on the night of 14 October, 2010.



He had completed an interview to join the Army just hours before he died.



Douglas Ward, with an address at Loughantarve, Knockbridge, County Louth, has been remanded in custody until he is sentenced on the 17th December next.



Mr Justice Paul Carney directed that the court be furnished with a victim impact report on the day of the sentencing.

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