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25/07/2021

Dublin man jailed over fatal assault of Drumlish man Danny McGee granted early prison release

Danny McGee, man jailed over fatal assault is released early from prison

A man jailed over the fatal assault of Longford man Danny McGee in 2018 has been released early from prison

A Dublin man who was jailed earlier this year for the fatal assault of Drumlish man Danny McGee has been released early from prison.

Steven O’Brien, a Dublin native living in Queens, New York, was jailed for six months at a New York court in January following an incident outside a bar in Queens on November 22, 2018.

Mr O’Brien, with an address at 42nd Street, Queens, New York, was sentenced to six months in prison and began his jail term on 8 January.

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It is understood the 26-year-old Dubliner's release is linked to the Covid-19 outbreak in New York. 

Hundreds of prisoners are being let out early in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the New York jail system. 

Mr McGee's mother, Coleen, said the impact of her son’s death on has been ‘immeasurable’.

“As his mother there is no one in this world who loves him as much as I do or misses him as much as I do," she said in a victim impact statement at the time.

"Life will never be the same without him. I will mourn him and grieve for him and miss him every day for the rest of my life.”

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