Man jailed over road rage killing

Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 01:00

A motorist was jailed for 12 years today for the manslaughter of a British man in a road rage attack in Dublin.

Construction worker Raymond Bates died in hospital four days after being beaten around the head with a hurley in Sandymount on September 26th, 2010.

Karl Donohoe, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, was jailed at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

His victim, a father of three from Peterlee, Co Durham, was working in Ireland as a quality control inspector on a gas pipeline at the time of the attack.

The trial heard Mr Bates had drunk up to 10 pints of Guinness before getting behind the wheel of his four-wheel drive and tailgating and flashing Donohoe, who had his 18-month-old daughter in the car.

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