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Friday 18 August 2017

Labourer threw rock at sister's house after a row over money

David Elliot (42) admitted a charge of criminal damage
David Elliot (42) admitted a charge of criminal damage

A labourer threw a rock at his sister's home after an argument over money.

David Elliot (42) had been drinking and was angry with his sister at the time.

Judge Fiona Lydon ordered Elliot to pay €150 compensation for the damage he caused.

She also ordered him to donate €150 to the Capuchin Friary and said she would apply the Probation Act.

The defendant, from Killester Park, Killester, admitted a charge of criminal damage on October 2, 2016.

Dublin District Court heard Elliot threw a rock at his sister's house shortly after 1am, damaging a window.

A garda sergeant told the court that the cost to repair the window was €150.

Trouble

The court heard the defendant has five previous convictions, mostly for road traffic matters.

He has not been in trouble since 2010.

Defence solicitor Paul Byrne said the defendant is working part-time as a labourer.

Elliot is from a family of four, one of whom is deceased.

Mr Byrne said there was a falling out between the siblings, and on the day this incident happened there had been a heated dispute about money.

Mr Byrne told the court that Elliot wanted it made clear he did not owe his sister any money.

The solicitor said Elliot was angry on the night and had consumed alcohol.

He has not spoken to his sister since the incident, the court was told.

Mr Byrne also said that the defendant was willing to pay compensation for the damage he caused.

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