Men involved in graveyard break ins to be sentenced next month

The three men who pleaded guilty to breaking into tombs in Rahela Graveyard will be sentenced in Limerick next month. Judge Carroll Moran last night described the offence as shocking. Speaking at Tralee Circuit Court he said what the three did is offensive to any sense of decency that exists in Ireland. He added that the hurt caused to the families of the deceased must be immense.29 year old Alan Mc Nulty and 32 year old John Smith both from Sandyford in Dublin and 24 year old Mathew O Donnell from Castlemaine all pleaded guilty to disturbing the bodies of Jack Browne and Bridie Fitzmaurice at Rahela Graveyard in Ballyduff in August 2003. Sgt Brendan Sheehan of Ballyduff said they were looking for jewellery and were out of their heads on drink and drugs at the time. They had previous convictions for criminal damage, burglary and driving offences.

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