Judge says rapist ‘wise’ to withdraw appeal against sentence
Lovemore Dube (28) had pleaded guilty to attacking woman in her Cork home
A man jailed for seven years for raping a woman in her home four years ago was “wise” to withdraw his appeal, according to the Court of Appeal
The Zimbabwean national was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with the final two suspended by Mr Justice Paul Carney on January 31st, 2013.
Dube was due to appeal against the severity of his prison sentence on Thursday in the Court of Appeal.
However, before proceedings began, Dube’s barrister, Thomas Creed SC, told the three-judge court his client wished to withdraw his appeal.
Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan said it was a “wise application” in the court’s view.
Dube, who had been transferred from prison to court for the day’s proceedings, was lead away by prison officers to continue serving his sentence.