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Sunday 22 October 2017

Bus killer threatened people with syringes

A MAN who killed an acquaintance by knocking him under a Dublin Bus threatened two other people with syringes in the preceding months, a court has heard.

In May a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury found Edward Connors (30) guilty of unlawfully killing Eoghan Dudley (28) by causing him to fall under the bus on Dawson Street two years ago.

Yesterday Judge Patrick McCartan heard evidence of two further incidents which involved Connors, who is deaf, using a syringe to intimidate his victims.

The judge will impose sentence on all matters next October.

Alternative

He has previously indicated that, because of Connors' condition, he will impose a non-
custodial sentence if a suitable alternative to prison can be found.

Connors, of no fixed abode and formerly of Bearna Park, Sandyford, pleaded guilty to two counts of using a syringe to cause injury or threaten to cause injury at Balally Shopping Centre, Sandyford, on May 17, 2012 and at Lotts Lane on August 18, 2012.

Defence counsel Keith Spencer BL asked Judge McCartan to consider the various reports on his client with have already been prepared in advance of his manslaughter sentencing.

The judge said he will be guided by the Probation Service when he imposes sentence in October.

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