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Heriberto Viramontes has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for brutal assault in April 2010. Photograph: Reuters

A man who brutally attacked a young Irish student and her friend on a street in Chicago has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. Heriberto Viramontes(...)

A woman who was the getaway driver after Irish student Natasha McShane (above) and her friend Stacy Jurich were attacked in Chicago in  2010 has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

A key witness in the trial of a man convicted of attempting to murder Irish student Natasha McShane has been formally sentenced to 22 years in prison.(...)

Heribertos Viramontes is charged with two counts of attempted murder and 23 other offences, from misuse of a credit card to aggravated battery of the two women.

Heribertos Viramontes, in taped jailhouse telephone conversations dramatically aired in a court room in Chicago, admits being involved in beating Nata(...)

Natasha McShane, whose mother, Shelia, gave evidence about how her daughter’s life has changed since she was attacked.

A wallet containing Heriberto Viramontes’ state identification was found in the back of a van detectives believed was linked to the beatings of Natash(...)

Natasha McShane from Silverbridge,  Co Armagh, was severely injured in an assault in the US in 2010. She remains severely disabled.

A young Irish woman was attracted to the glamour of Chicago, but instead met with its dark “underbelly”, the trial of the man accused of attempting t(...)