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# sentenced - Friday 9 March, 2018

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding investors

Shkreli cried as he told the judge he made many mistakes and apologised to investors.

# sentenced - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

French court sentences mother to one year in jail for slapping schoolteacher in the face

The teacher said she was “shocked” by the verdict.

# sentenced - Saturday 24 February, 2018

# sentenced - Friday 9 February, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted stepdaughter 20 years ago jailed for 15 months

John Doherty pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter on dates between January 1996 and April 1998.

# sentenced - Friday 19 January, 2018

Garda Detective who sent abusive letters to State solicitor is jailed for three years

Eve Doherty was found guilty of harassing Elizabeth Howlin following a two-week trial last July.

# sentenced - Friday 15 December, 2017

'Our lives have been shattered forever': Man sentenced for manslaughter of schoolboy in 2015

13-year-old Oisin McGrath, following an incident at St Micheal’s College, Fermanagh.

# sentenced - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Former USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for 60 years over child pornography

He was given 20 years in prison on each of three counts.

# sentenced - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Chicago police officer given 5 years in prison for shooting car full of 5 teenagers

Marco Proano said he fired to protect a teen hanging out of the window of the car.

# sentenced - Monday 13 November, 2017

Man who brought shotgun to bedroom before raping daughter handed 11 year jail sentence

The woman described how she felt sorry for her father, who she said had lost everything because of his decisions.

# sentenced - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences

The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.

# sentenced - Monday 23 October, 2017

Man who raped woman after she got lost on a night out sentenced to 10 years

Egyptian national Mohamed Okda (30) had pleaded not guilty to two counts of raping the woman.

# sentenced - Friday 14 July, 2017

Man with 190 previous convictions gets 2.5 year sentence after gardaí car chase

This was the second trial for Dean Joyce, after a juror falling asleep in the first trial caused the jury to be discharged.

# sentenced - Monday 10 July, 2017

Man who admitted beating 62-year-old to death jailed for five years

Juries were unable to agree a verdict on murder charges against Gary Walsh in two trials.

# sentenced - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Dublin man who beat ex-girlfriend unconscious in front of her children gets two-year sentence

The 30-year-old woman woke up in her bed to find Robert Maguire standing over her and spitting on her.

# sentenced - Friday 30 June, 2017

Teen who killed man on night out in Derry gets six-year sentence

24-year-old Gerard Quinn was stabbed in the neck by the then-16-year-old in May 2016.

# sentenced - Friday 16 June, 2017

Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself in texts found guilty of manslaughter

Michelle Carter faces a sentence of probation to 20 years in prison.

# sentenced - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Ex-Sinn Féin councillor gets 12 year sentence for waterboard torture ordeal of man at his home

A video of the the torture was recovered by garda í at Jonathan Dowdall’s home.

# sentenced - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Mother gets 26-year sentence for killing three of her children in Australia

Akon Guode drove a car with four of her children inside into a lake on the outskirts of Melbourne in 2015.

# sentenced - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Mammy had to go to heaven': Eric Locke sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sonia Blount

Locke was found guilty by a jury on Monday of murdering the mother-of-one, who was his ex-girlfriend.

# sentenced - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck

Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.

# sentenced - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years

The first victim was abused around the time of her first holy communion.

# sentenced - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Three men jailed in Sweden for gang rape streamed live on Facebook

The film has since been removed from Facebook but it has been circulated on the internet.

# sentenced - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Man who poured boiling water over pregnant girlfriend has prison sentence doubled while appealing

The 25-year-old added sugar to the water to increase its boiling point.

# sentenced - Monday 6 March, 2017

71-year-old jailed for six years for grooming and sexually abusing teenage nephew

The judge said the sentence would have been considerably higher if it were not for the man’s advanced age.

# sentenced - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

British paedophile who hid girl behind fridge jailed for 27 years

He was found to have carried out attacks on a total of four women and girls – one aged 10 or 11- over a period of more than 30 years.

# sentenced - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Fiancé of author Helen Bailey found guilty of murdering her and hiding body for 3 months

The court heard that he drugged Helen before killing her and hiding her body, he then sent her text messages and emails in a bid to cover his tracks.

# sentenced - Monday 20 February, 2017

'Spiderman' art thief fined €104 million over one of the biggest art heists in recent years

The fine corresponds to the estimated value of the artworks, which are still missing.

# sentenced - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb

62-year-old Philip McKevitt was yesterday convicted for constructing the device at his Co Louth home in 2010.

# sentenced - Friday 10 February, 2017

Mother-of-five who left purse at crime scene sentenced to three years for taxi robbery

Amanda Daly was jailed for her being an accomplice to the robbery of a taxi driver in 2015.

# sentenced - Friday 13 January, 2017

Dublin man who committed robberies while out on bail gets sentenced to eight years

The 42-year-old has 76 previous convictions.

# sentenced - Monday 3 October, 2016

Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport

Éanna Ó Cochláin and his family say they have received no support from Irish authorities.

# sentenced - Thursday 28 July, 2016

'Violent, evil' Limerick man sentenced to five years for robbing tourist at knifepoint on St Patrick's Day

The man has a previous conviction for role in the shooting of a man in 2006.

# sentenced - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Man who sexually assaulted student while viewing room loses appeal

The court heard that on the way out of the apartment, the man pulled a hair from the student’s head and put it in his wallet.

# sentenced - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sentencing of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy put off until 26 February

The high-profile republican was convicted of tax offences in December of last year.

# sentenced - Monday 8 February, 2016

Man sentenced to 10 years for multiple rape of teenage cousin

The abuse began when the boy was 14 and continued until he was 18.

# sentenced - Friday 29 January, 2016

Daughter held captive for 30 years speaks out against cult leader father sentenced to prison today

Aravindan Balakrishnan was convicted in December of rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment and cruelty to a child.

# sentenced - Friday 15 January, 2016

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

# sentenced - Thursday 24 December, 2015

HIV-positive man gets prison sentence for having unprotected sex with 3 women

The sentencing judge called the man “cowardly”.

# sentenced - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Man who stormed Dutch TV station has jail term increased to 40 months

The man had originally been sentenced to 30 months in prison for brandishing a fake gun and demanding air time.

# sentenced - Monday 14 December, 2015

Man who ‘stole his daughter’s innocence’ by sexually abusing her sentenced to seven years

The man said he thought about it everyday and would turn back time if he could.

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