Limerick teenager to be sentenced for assaulting 16-year-old boy

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A TEENAGER from the southside of the city will be sentenced next month after he pleaded guilty to attacking a 16-year-old boy on the outskirts of the city almost eighteen months ago.

A TEENAGER from the southside of the city will be sentenced next month after he pleaded guilty to attacking a 16-year-old boy on the outskirts of the city almost eighteen months ago.

Adam Fitzgibbon, 18, who has an address at Lissanalta, Dooradoyle pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing serious harm when he appeared before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

Fitzgibbon had been due to go on trial for the attempted murder of the then 16-year-old but when he was formally arraigned at the Courts of Criminal Justice, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Lawyers representing the Director of Public Prosecutions told the court the guilty plea was acceptable to them and they indicated to the presiding judge that the attempted murder charge will be withdrawn by the state in due course.

The victim, who was set upon in the forecourt of the petrol station, sustained serious head injuries in the attack and he spent several weeks in intensive care at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle afterwards.

Mr Justice Paul Carney will impose sentence on November 21, next.