Saturday 23 September 2017

Manslaughter accused asks for end to comments on Facebook

Declan Brennan

A MAN who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter has asked a court to stop people from making comments about him on Facebook.

Dean Short, of Lally Road, Ballyfermot, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the unlawful killing of Paul McCarthy at Myra Close, Inchicore on May 9, 2011.

 

Sean Guerin BL, prosecuting told Judge Mary Ellen that the family were present in court for the brief arraignment today. Judge Ring ordered the preparation of a victim impact report.

 

Kieran Kelly BL, defending, told the judge that his client wanted the court to prevent people from making comments about the case on Facebook.

 

Judge Ring replied: “These are difficult cases for everyone involved. It’s in everyone’s interest to let the courts deal with all matters”.

 

She set a date for sentencing in October

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