Jail For Limerick Petrol Bombers Who Targeted Kids

Three teenagers have been jailed over a Limerick petrol bomb attack which left two children seriously injured and needing surgery and skin grafts.

Six-year-old Milly Murray and her four-year-old brother Gavin were in a car outside Pineview Gardens on September 10 last year when a petrol bomb was thrown at the vehicle.

Both children were badly injured and have since had to undergo extensive surgery and skin grafts as a result of the attack.

At Limerick Circuit Court on Friday morning, Jonathan O'Donoghue, 18, from Pineview Gardens in Moyross, was jailed for eight years, with the final two years suspended; John Mitchell, 18, from Delmege Park in Moyross, was jailed for seven years, with the final two years suspended; and Robert Sheehan, 17, from Pineview Gardens in Moyross, was given two years detention in St Patrick's Institution.

O'Donoghue and Mitchell had admitted a charge of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two children. Sheehan had pleaded guilty to a charge of engaging in conduct that created a substantial risk of death or serious injury. He was given credit by the judge for helping to rescue the children from the burning car.


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