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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Man gets his jail sentence reduced

A Limerick man who was convicted in 2001 of the manslaughter of another man after he stabbed him during a row has had his jail sentence reduced by three years.

Anthony McMahon who is 29 was sentenced to 10 years in jail after he admitted stabbing 40 year old Anthony O'Shea on September 29, 2001. on Denmark st.

Mr. Justice Brian McCracken at The court of Criminal appeal today reduced his 10 year sentence to 7 years and said it was quite clear that McMahon was suffering from mental illness at the time of the killing

Brian McCracken said that he was satisfied that the trial judge had erred in not taking into account what was in effect a guilty plea to manslaughter.

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