Father's faith in justice 'tarnished' after sentence cut for son's killer

Father's faith in justice 'tarnished' after sentence cut for son's killer

A County Louth father says his faith in the justice system has been tarnished after his son's killer had his jail sentence cut.

Schoolboy Niall Dorr was beaten to death on Castle Road in Dundalk in 2010.

His attacker, who was on bail at the time of the incident, was handed a 16-year jail sentence with the final three suspended.

That was reduced on appeal last week, on a number of grounds, including his efforts to rehabilitate and deal with addiction problems.

However Niall's Dad, Pat, wants the law to be changed and believes jail terms for killings should be longer.

He says news of the decision has hit him hard.

Mr Dorr said: "In the last week it has had a deep, depp, affect and it has burnt further into me now than I thought it would have.

"My faith in the justice system has been tarnished."


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