Sentencing Adjorned For Man Accused Of Attempting To Murder His Mother In Waterford

SENTENCING ADJORNED FOR MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO MURDER HIS MOTHER IN WATERFORD

A 47-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attempting to murder his mother at a Waterford nursing home two years ago will be sentenced next week.

Gerald Vollrath of Tramore Heights, Tramore had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of 83-year-old Veronica Vollrath in January 2012 – his sentencing was today adjorned until next Monday.

Veronica Vollrath was found dead in her room at Killure Bridge Nursing Home just outside Waterford City, in January, 2012.

Shortly afterwards her son Gerald Vollrath was charged with her murder, but pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Before his trial started, the Central Criminal Court was told the prosecution would be dropping the charge.

He then pleaded guilty to a substituted charge of attempted murder.

Mr Justice Paul Carney said this was the first time he had ever encountered anything of this nature in 50 years and adjorned sentencing until next Monday.

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