Man believed home was under zombie attack
BRAY 20-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED NURSE
A BRAY MAN who believed a nursing home was under zombie attack has been sentenced to 200 hours community service.
Matthew Keating (20), of Earlsfort, Southern Cross Road, Bray, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to assaulting care worker Emilia Majabague and threatening to kill her and head nurse Karen Relevante.
Keating was on a Nitelink bus home from Dublin on July 3, 2011, when he became delusional after his drink was spiked.
He ran to Northbrook Nursing Home, Ranelagh, and demanded to know if the workers had been bitten. He then threatened to cut their heads off.
He phoned his mother en-route to the home saying ‘all Dublin's burning, everyone is a zombie.'
When staff let him in Keating became violent and irrational. He assaulted a carer who saved him from jumping out of a window he had smashed with his fists.
The women were unable to escape during the 45minute incident as they were concerned for the safety of the residents of the home.
The court heard the accused believed a spiked drink led to his ‘ bizarre, unpredictable and entirely out-ofcharacter' behaviour.