Teen who killed uncle awaits sentence

A teenager will be sentenced later for the manslaughter of his uncle in Co Cork just over a year ago.

A teenager will be sentenced later for the manslaughter of his uncle in Co Cork just over a year ago.

Eighteen-year-old Christopher Ruby admitted stabbing Shannon Ruby - a father of one - in Blarney on September 26th, 2009.

Christopher Ruby fatally stabbed his uncle at Ard na Greine, Station Road in Blarney after a row between the pair over money.

Christopher later told gardaí he felt "belittled" after being struck a number of times.

Shannon Ruby was asked to leave the house and he immediately did so.

However, Christopher Ruby ran upstairs, got a flick-knife with a jagged edge from a bedroom locker, and went to the nearby house where his uncle had gone, where he confronted and fatally stabbed him.

The Court heard that the teen now has nightmares, which feature his dead uncle.

Mister Justice Paul Carney will pass sentence at the Central Criminal Court, sitting in Cork later this morning.

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