Sentence not increased for stabbing health staff
A PSYCHIATRIC patient who imposed life-threatening injuries on two health workers will not have his 10-year jail sentence increased.
The Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday dismissed a bid by the Director of Public Prosecutions to increase the sentence imposed on Anthony McMahon (34) of Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick.
McMahon had pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm to Dr Ananth Pullela and assault causing harm to Ms Catherine Burns at St Anne's Day Hospital, Limerick, in 2008.
The court heard McMahon had stabbed Dr Pullela eight times in the chest before stabbing Ms Burns in the stomach.