A DUBLIN teenager sentenced to life in prison for murdering another teenager is going to serve his sentence in the adult prison system.
Marcus Kirwan (19) was imprisoned for life last week after a jury found him guilty of murdering 19-year-old David Byrne in Dublin two years ago.
A three-week trial at the Central Criminal Court heard that Kirwan had lured Mr Byrne to a meeting on the night of March 19, 2011, by sending text messages pretending to be a girl.
When the Drimnagh teenager arrived to meet the girl, he was set upon by Kirwan and other youths, who chased him into a dead end at an apartment complex.
Kirwan of Cooley Road, also in Drimnagh, then stabbed Mr Byrne nine times, once in his face and eight times in his back. His heart and lungs were punctured and one of the fatal wounds was 20cm deep.
Kirwan was caught on CCTV camera chasing his victim and was picked out of an ID parade by an eye witness, who saw the chase at Emmet Court, Inchicore.
Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan handed him the mandatory life sentence for murder last week. However Kirwan was back before him today in relation to the location of his detention.
Mr Justice Sheehan said that it had been brought to his attention that the warrant had been addressed to the governor of St Patrick’s Institution rather than Mountjoy Prison.
He said he was now going to direct it be addressed to the governor of Mountjoy.
Kirwan’s barrister, Dominic McGinn SC, had said that this would mean he would be part of the adult prison system and that this was perfectly acceptable to his client.