first_imgA young Donegal man died on an island after a pint glass was smashed over his head and the broken glass then stuck into his neck.The late Paul BoyleLetterkenny Coroner’s Court heard today how 19 year old Paul Boyle was attacked at Early’s Bar on Arranmore Island on October 3rd, 2009. The court heard graphic details of the attack which cost Paul Boyle his life.Mr Boyle’s family wept in court as the details of the attack and the dead man’s injuries were revealed.Mr Boyle, of Plohogue, Arranmore, had been socialising with friends when he was set upon just after a band had finished playing the national anthem at 2.30am.He fell to the floor and was bleeding heavily.The injured man’s sister Tara had heard people screaming and went into the part of the bar where her brother was.“Paul was just lying on the floor. He was covered in blood,” she said.Paul received treatment form trained medical personnel who had been visiting the island before being rushed to the mainland by the Arranmore Lifeboat.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but died at 10.20am from his injuries.Garda Edward Griffin revealed that he carried out a full investigation into the attack.He said he witnessed the scene of the attack immediately afterwards and said Mr Boyle had lost a considerable amount of blood.In a later criminal trial, Stephen Boyle (no relation) pleaded guilty to the manslaughter but not guilty to the murder of Paul Boyle.The court heard how Paul Boyle had lost 60% of his blood.Boyle, who had an address at Ballintra, Arranmore, was sentenced to six years year in April 2012.Today’s inquest found that Paul died as a result of profuse bleeding as a result of the severance of the left internal jugular vein.Coroner John Cannon offered his sympathy to the Boyle family after saying their son and brother was “struck down in a cold blooded assault.”EndsINQUEST HEARS OF HORRIFIC DETAILS OF YOUNG ISLANDER’S GRUESOME DEATH was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore IslandEarly’s BarPaul BoyleStephen Boylelast_img

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