MAN WHO STABBED PAL IN CHEST AFTER FOOTBALL GAME WALKS FREE

first_imgA man who stabbed his friend in the chest after they had watched a football game together has walked free from court.Man was stabbed with a pen-knifeJoseph Boyle, 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday charged with a Section 3 assault. Boyle admitted stabbing his friend Dylan Loughlin with a small penknife and causing an 18 cm slash wound to his chest on November 8th, 2012.The pair had been drinking together with other friends after watching a football game on television in a house at Dr.McGinley Road in Letterkenny.The court was told that there had been a disagreement over a laptop computer and Boyle and  Laughlin ended up wrestling together.After wrestling on the ground Laughlin realised he had been stabbed by Boyle who had then thrown the knife over a wall.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital and received 14 stitches to his wound.Boyle, of 14 Glendale Drive, Letterkenny, admitted the charge but said it had all been a blur as he had been drinking heavily.Judge Francis Comerford said that school pals often had rows but a row involving a knife and the crying of a knife was a serious offence.However he said he was satisfied that since the incident, Boyle had not come to the attention of Gardai.He said the accused had now shown a certain degree of maturity and Boyle also said he now had an interview to get a place on a FAS course.Judge Comerford said he was replacing a two year jail sentence with 160 hours community service.MAN WHO STABBED PAL IN CHEST AFTER FOOTBALL GAME WALKS FREE was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDylan LoughlinJoe BoyleletterkennySTABBEDlast_img read more