Tuesday 16 January 2018

Court orders curfew for teen

A Dublin boy charged with public order offences has been ordered to obey an 8pm to 8am curfew daily after a court heard he was "out of control".

The 15-year-old arrived late to the Children's Court where he had been charged with being intoxicated to an extent he was a danger to himself and others and breach of the peace, in west Dublin, on October 2.

His mother arrived without the teenager and was asked by Judge Bryan Smyth where her son was. "I haven't a clue, I was looking for him until 4.30 this morning," she answered.

The prosecuting garda told Judge Smyth the boy's mother wanted to tell the court that her son was "out of control."

The teenager turned up to court afterwards.

Drug help for knife-case boy

A Dublin teenager has agreed to being held in a detention centre to help him quit drugs.

The 17-year-old boy had pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in Dublin city centre on February 10.

Defence solicitor Sarah Molloy told Judge Bryan Smyth at the Dublin Children's Court the youth consented to "go into custody for a fortnight".

Judge Smyth remanded him to St Patrick's Institution for two weeks.

Jonas brothers cancel concert

Disney stars the Jonas Brothers have called off a concert scheduled in the Mexican city of Monterrey because of security concerns.

Promoter Live Nation said the October 21 concert was cancelled due to "a series of unfortunate events".

Monterrey is Mexico's richest city and long one of its safest, but a wave of drug violence has shocked residents. More than 400 people have been killed this year in the state of Nuevo Leon.

Couple charged over baby death

A New York City couple who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges face new charges in a baby's death.

Domingo Salazar and his wife, Norma Mendez, were charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. The charges stem from the 2008 death of three-month-old Carlos Santillana. Prosecutors say the couple failed to get the boy medical help after he was beaten.

The boy was Salazar's son with a teenage Mexican girl.

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