RTE News reports a 25-year-old career criminal who, in the words of the judge, “tortured a decent, wonderful, kind” 89-year-old widow during a “vicious, violent, savage, and brutal” attack at her home, has been jailed for eight years.
Michael Cash, from Ashlawn Park in Ballybrack, Dublin, was one of two men who beat and kicked Eva Sutton in the head and body during the robbery at her home in Bray in September 2015.
His accomplice, Jamie O’Brien, is already serving a ten-year sentence for the crime.
The pensioner suffered a punctured lung, a broken nose and broken ribs during the ordeal.
Mrs Sutton never went back to her home of over 50 years following the attack and is now living in a nursing home.
Cash, who has 96 previous convictions, including 29 for previous thefts and burglaries, was on bail at the time.
He was today sentenced to ten years in prison with the final two suspended.