A judge has handed a 17-yr-old thug a life sentence for murdering a woman who was minding her own business walking home from work in Dublin’s north inner city.
The sentence is going to be reviewed in 2036.
According to RTE, 49-yr was stabbed in the neck on a walkway between George’s Dock and Custom House Quay in the IFSC, Dublin, on 20 January 2021, after the thug, then aged 14, attempted to rob her.
She sadly died in hospital some nine days later.
According to RTE, Justice Tony Hunt said:
”I have come to the view that I can derive some encouragement from ministerial and department statements since the last sentencing hearing in this unfortunate case. It has to be emphasised, the limit of my function is to raise issues where they touch on the business of this court.”
“It is proper to have respect for these pronouncements as having substance; there will be a fully considered sentence structure for unfortunate cases such as this”, reports RTE.
The Judge added: “Just because they are a small number, they are important and significant and there needs to be a proper way in which the interests of the offender and society, can be synthesised at all stages of the process.”
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