Frank Greaney
Frank Greaney

15.29 22 Feb 2021


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A violent prisoner, described as someone who poses a “serious risk” to the public, has been resentenced for killing his mother.

In 2014, Celyn Eadon, was jailed for life for murdering Noreen Kelly at their home at Islandeady in Castlebar; however, his conviction was successfully appealed.

He was resentenced to 14 years in prison today with Mr Justice Michael White directing that a detailed multi-agency plan be put in place ahead of his release.

Custody

Eadon has been in custody since he killed his mother, Noreen, in March 2011.

His conviction was overturned on appeal and a retrial was ordered, but his plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter was accepted last year.

Judge White accepted he wasn’t suffering from a mental illness at the time of the killing; however, he had to take note of subsequent brain damage brought on by “chronic and severe” drug abuse.

Sentence

He was resentenced to 16 years in prison with the final two years suspended today. He has already served ten years.

Prisoners are entitled to remission for good behaviour. During his time in prison, Eadon has been convicted of eight attacks on staff, so that’ll be taken into account.

Due to his violent tendencies, the judge said he was conscious of the risk of violence being inflicted on the public when he’s released.

With that in mind, he ordered for a multi-agency approach to the development of a plan for Eadon’s structured release

The suspended portion of his sentence is also conditional. He will have to stay off drugs and follow all the directions of the various agencies assigned to oversee his safe return to the community.


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