MAN WHO SLASHED FRIEND’S FACE JAILED FOR THREE YEARS

first_imgPatrick McLaughlin who was jailed yesterday for the savage knife attack. Pic by Northwest Newspix.A man who slashed a friend’s face from lip to ear while he slept has been jailed for three years.Patrick McLaughlin and Derek Cunnea had been socialising in Letterkenny in October last year. The pair had retuned to Mr Cunnea’s aunt’s home whom McLaughlin, 49, had a previous relationship with.Mr Cunnea went to bed at the house at 7 Ochard Court, Letterkenny, but awoke to find Mclaughlin standing over him saying “I’m going to slash you.”Cunnea told Gardai he then felt a cold object running down the side of his face and realised he had been slashed.He had to receive extensive plastic surgery at Galway University Hospital, received 30 stitches and will have a scar for the rest of his life.The court heard how McLaughlin of Fortwell, Letterkenny, had no recollection of the incident as he suffered from memory loss following a brain injury sustained in an attack.He was interviewed about the attack on Mr Cunnea on there occasions but denied any knowledge of it.He revealed how he suffered severely from memory loss and how he had to use a dictaphone to remember things he had done.Passing sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court, Judge Francis Comerford said knife crime was a very serious matter and that it was obvious that the victim had suffered horrific injuries.He sentenced McLaughlin to three years in prison and backdated it to October 14th last since he was in custody.MAN WHO SLASHED FRIEND’S FACE JAILED FOR THREE YEARS was last modified: July 18th, 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:courtdonegalknife attackPATRICK MCLAUGHLINstabbinglast_img

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