A TEENAGER HAS been jailed for 5 years for a collection of violent offences which had been dedicated over a 20 month interval, together with the theft of a pockets from a nurse on her option to work.
The court docket heard Nathan Kelly (19) had a really troubled background and had been identified with post-traumatic stress dysfunction. He is now partaking together with his addictions and has expressed regret for his offending.
Kelly, of Donomore Crescent, Killinarden, Tallaght pleaded responsible at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 3 assaults, three robberies and trespassing in a way more likely to trigger concern on dates between on 28 February, 2019 and 28 October, 2020. He has ten earlier convictions.
Over the course of quite a few hearings earlier this yr, the court docket heard the offending started with an assault in February 2019 at Centra, Wicklow Street the place Kelly, who was with different youths, punched a workers member within the face and kicked him as he left the store.
In April 2019, Kelly punched a person who approached him after observing him with different youths in his again backyard. In August 2020 a younger man was robbed by Kelly and one other youth, threatened with an imitation firearm earlier than being kicked within the face and having his belongings taken.
Kelly was on bail when he dedicated the ultimate offences which had been an assault of a younger man sitting on a Luas and the theft of a pockets from a nurse on her option to a shift in Tallaght hospital.
Judge Melanie Greally stated Kelly had a particularly troublesome adolescence and had been uncovered to excessive home violence throughout the dwelling. She famous a post-traumatic stress dysfunction analysis that stemmed from his childhood.
She famous a plea in mitigation from his counsel, Cathal McGreal BL, setting out the difficulties he had encountered, resulting in him creating an habit at a younger age and addressing his feelings in a violent approach.
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Judge Greally famous he was at excessive danger of reoffending together with his danger elements associated to the trauma in his background, his addictions and his analysis of ADHD and PTSD.
She famous his excessive youth when he commenced this offending, his horrendous circumstances and the damaging and damaging influences he had been uncovered to. She famous that he’s partaking together with his addictions, is in a secure relationship and has expressed regret.
Judge Greally imposed consecutive sentences completely 78 months and suspended the ultimate 18 months suspended for 12 months on strict situations.