Jury: Throat-slitting man’s actions ‘unintentional’

A jury which last night found a Limerick man guilty of slitting a man’s throat with a blade added a rider to their verdict, saying that the accused’s actions were not intentional but reckless.

Alan Boohan, aged 34, of Glenogra, Fedamore, had pleaded not guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Eoghan O’Callaghan on September 24, 2001, while on their way home from a 21st birthday party at Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock.

After evidence concluded on the third day of the trial, the jury, after retiring, returned and asked Judge Tom O’Donnell could they find that the accused did not inflict the injury intentionally, but did so recklessly.

Judge Tom O’Donnell told the jury that they were entitled to add a rider to their verdict.

Bohan was remanded on continuing bail to next Thusday, October 29.


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