A judge has heard a young man who killed his mother ten years ago has been convicted of multiple serious assaults on prison staff.
Celyn Eadon was serving a mandatory life sentence for murdering Noreen Kelly at their home at Islandeady in Castlebar, Co Mayo, but his conviction has since been overturned and he was resentenced today.
He appeared before Mr Justice Michael White via video link from prison.
Twice he asked the judge when he was going to be released.
In 2014, he was handed a life sentence for murdering his mother in a “frenzied knife attack” three years beforehand, but his conviction was overturned in December 2019 and he was resentenced today for the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Mr Justice White handed down a new sentence of 16 years in prison with the final two years suspended.
Eadon has been convicted of eight assaults on prison staff since he went into custody in 2011.
The judge expressed concerns for the public upon his release.
He directed all relevant agencies to come up a plan to facilitate his safe return to the community.
Among the conditions of the suspended portion of his sentence is that he doesn’t take drugs.
Any visits to the family home will also have to be run by gardaí.