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Boy threatened to attack teens Killer executed after apology

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who mugged teenagers at Luas stops in Dublin and threatened to throw two of them over a bridge has had sentencing adjourned until September.

The teen, who has spent about half his life in care, has pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to robbery of the boys, who were aged 14 and 13, at the Charlemont and Ranelagh Luas stops, on January 9 last.

Yesterday Judge Catherine Staines heard that it was hoped the teen would take up a placement in a Youthreach educational course and said she was putting the case back until September to monitor his progress.

Killer executed after apology

A US man said he was "heartily sorry", before being executed for the murders of five children in a 1992 apartment fire he started in an attempt to destroy evidence of a burglary.

William Garner (37) died at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, 18 minutes after the lethal injection process began.