14:46 Monday, 22 February 2021
Celyn Eadon is described as someone who poses a serious risk to the public.
Celyn Eadon has been resentenced for killing his mother Noreen Kelly at their home in Islandeady in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, in March 2011.
In the lead up to the knife attack, he had been spending hundreds of euro on drugs every week.
In 2014 he was handed a life sentence for murder, but his conviction was overturned on appeal.
A retrial was not needed in the end because his plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter was accepted last year.
In resentencing him, the judge accepted that Eadon wasn’t suffering from a mental illness at the time of the killing, but said he now had to consider the brain damage caused by years of drug abuse.
During his time in prison, Eadon has been convicted for eight attacks on prison staff.
Mr. Justice Michael White described his violent tendencies as “alarming” and said he had to be conscious of the very serious risk to the public upon his release.
He resentenced him to sixteen years in prison with the final two suspended, but he said high priority must be given to a structured release involving several agencies to ensure public safety.