Man set fire to former house mates door
A Moldovan man who set fire to his former house mates door following a row about a missing mobile phone will be sentenced in July.
Vladislav Roman (35) had previously made drunken threats to the residents after his phone went missing as he believed one of them had taken it. He returned to the house and set the fire after gardai were called to a ‘commotion’ at the house earlier that evening.
Roman, of Walton Hall, Riverbank, Swords, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to damaging a property, at Seabury Parade, Malahide, by fire and was reckless as to whether the lives of the occupants were endangered on May 9, 2016.
Judge Karen O’Connor noted that Roman has used his time in custody to date in a productive fashion and adjourned sentencing until July to allow reports be prepared.
Dean Kelly BL, defending, said Roman had been living here for ten years and had worked ‘ceaselessly’ during that time in various jobs.
He said Roman had a significant problem with alcohol and its use and abuse was the backdrop to all the problems in his life.
Mr Kelly said the plea was accepted on the basis that Roman was reckless as to the possible outcomes but not that he intended to cause death or serious injury.