Man set fire to for­mer house mates door

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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