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Teenager jailed for stabbing mother’s ex-boyfriend to death

A teenager has been jailed for two years after stabbing his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death on the 19th of November 2017.

The incident took place at a house in Edenderry, Co Offaly. Alexander Whelan who was 17 at the time, stabbed 56-year-old Bruno Rolandi to death whilst trying to protect his mother the court heard.

Rolandi was a heroin user and been described as an alcoholic.

Mr Justice white set a headline sentence of six years but reduced it to two years due to the extenuating circumstances of the case.

-Sam Fitzsimons

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