Woman escapes jail for glass attack that left victim partially blinded

Jazmyn Draper: Four-yearsuspended term. Picture: Courtpix

A 21-year-old woman who partially blinded a man when she threw a glass at his girlfriend during a nightclub row has been given a four year suspended sentence.

Jazmyn Draper, 21, of Grove Park Road, Finglas East, pleaded guilty in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to recklessly causing serious harm to Fintan Buckley at The Full Shilling nightclub on Main Road, Finglas, Dublin, on May 17 2014.

Draper also pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of Joyce Mullins that same night.

Mr Buckley told the court he has almost no sight in one eye after Draper threw a glass which glanced off his girlfriend’s head and shattered in his face. He said the day before the incident he had viewed a house and was in the middle of a computer course but the day after he couldn’t even go out in daylight.

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He said he has spent much of the last year in a darkened shed and his counsellor has told him he is suffering from symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. “To have a pain free life and be able to sleep again would mean a lot,” he said. “This is only one part of a night out for the accused but I think about the horror of that night every morning.”

Judge Martin Nolan said Draper lost control and threw a glass. He said when you do that you take “a considerable chance as to what will happen”.He said the State accepted the assault was reckless rather than intentional and

he sentenced her to four years in prison which he suspended in full.

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