A man has been sentenced to twelve years in jail, for his part in the “horrendous” burglary and assault of an elderly farmer.
Adam Marlowe appeared before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Friday, July 6th, following a four-day trial. The 24-year-old was facing charges of aggravated burglary, assault and the theft of an 81-year-old farmer, Malachy Turley, living in rural North Dublin, read the original story here.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges, where it was alleged that he and two others entered the house of Malachy Turley, beat him unconscious at one stage and took a total of €50. The elderly farmer needed five stitches to his hand and suffered significant bruising as a result of the attack in July 2016.
Mr. Marlowe was convicted by the jury of eight after his DNA profile was used as evidence against him. It was found on a latex glove which is thought to have been used during the attack and was found in the farmers home.
Mr. Marlowe was found guilty on all three charges (aggravated burglary, theft, and assault) and was sentenced to twelve years in jail, reduced from the normal fifteen by Judge Greally due to Mr. Marlowe’s challenging upbringing, battles with drug addiction and other ‘mitigating factors’.