Man with ‘troubled history’ produced weapon in dispute with woman

October 29, 2022

A Raphoe man has pleaded guilty after he produced an offensive weapon during a dispute with a woman.

Peter Walters, a 58-year-old, appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court this week.

Walters, of Beechwood Avenue, was formally arraigned on a charge relating to the offence on dated May 17, 2021.

He is charged that he did, during the course of a dispute, produce in a manner likely to unlawfully intimidate another an article capable of inflicting serious injury, namely a decommissioned firearm capable of firing blank bullets.

When the charge was read to him, Walters responded: “Guilty, your honour.”

Barrister for Walters, Mr Peter Nolan BL, said his client had a ’somewhat troubled history’.

Legal aid was extended to cover the preparation of a psychiatric report.

Judge John Aylmer requested a probation and welfare report and adjourned the matter until the January sittings of Letterkenny Circuit Court.