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Six years for jail slashing

A MAN who slashed the face of a fellow inmate at a juvenile detention centre because the victim had threatened to "cut him up" has been sentenced to six years.

Jason Kelly (22), whose father was stabbed to death in the family home, was so in fear of Patrick Cawley that he requested a transfer to Mountjoy, where a number of his relatives were serving sentences, a court heard.

The request was denied because he was too young to be moved to that jail.

Kelly of Cloonmore, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing serious harm on August 23, 2010.