Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Karl Donohoe has been jailed for 12 years for killing Raymond Bates in Ireland's first road rage killing

An Irish motorist was jailed for 12 years today for the manslaughter of a British man in what is believed to be Ireland's first ever road rage killing.

Construction worker Raymond Bates, 49, died in hospital four days after being beaten around the head with a hurley stick in a south Dublin suburb on September 26, 2010.

Karl Donohoe, 31, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, was jailed at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

His victim, a father-of-three from Peterlee, Co Durham, was working in Ireland as a quality control inspector on a gas pipeline at the time of the attack.

Mr Bates' widow, Brenda, shouted 'Yes' when the sentence was read out before she burst into tears and had to be helped from the courtroom. Read More