The Central Criminal Court has heard that the Dublin man accepts the jury’s verdict and won’t appeal his conviction
A 45-year-old man, who was found guilty of killing his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick, will have to wait until June 13th to find out his sentence.
David Mahon was charged with murder but convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter earlier this month.
Mr. Mahon is married to Audrey Fitzpatrick – Dean and Amy Fitzpatrick’s mother.
In 2004, they all moved to Spain where Amy went missing four years later. The Central Criminal Court heard she hasn’t been seen since.
In her Victim Impact Statement, Audrey described the special bond she had with her son. She said he had a cheeky grin and a heart of gold.
She, along with Mr. Mahon, accepts the jury’s verdict but said she forgives him for what happened. “He’ll always be my husband,” she said.
The 45-year-old handed himself into Gardai a few hours after Dean died on May 26th 2013.
He claimed the young father walked onto a knife he’d taken from him during an earlier confrontation inside his apartment.
This was again brought up by his barrister today as something to be considered by the judge in sentencing his client.
Mr. Mahon will have to wait until Monday week to find out what sentence he’ll have to serve.