The Central Criminal Court has heard a Dublin man who killed his stepson accepts the jury’s verdict and will not appeal his conviction.
David Mahon will have to wait until June 13 to find out what sentence he will have to serve for stabbing Dean Fitzpatrick to death.
David Mahon is married to Audrey Fitzpatrick, Dean and Amy Fitzpatrick’s mother.
In 2004, they all moved to Spain where Amy went missing four years later. The court heard she has not been seen since.
In her Victim Impact Statement, Audrey described the special bond she had with her son. She said he had a cheeky grin and a heart of gold.
She, along with Mr Mahon, accepts the jury’s verdict but said she forgives him for what happened.
“He’ll always be my husband,” she said.
The 45-year-old handed himself into Gardaí a few hours after Dean died on May 26, 2013.
He claimed the young father walked onto a knife he had taken from him during an earlier confrontation inside his apartment.
This was again brought up by his barrister today as something to be considered by the judge in sentencing his client.
Mr Mahon will have to wait until Monday week to find out what sentence he will have to serve.