Man be­lieved home was un­der zom­bie at­tack


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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.

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