30 May, 2016 @ 16:30
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Dave Mahon sentencing postponed for two weeks after being found guilty of killing missing Amy Fitzpatrick’s brother

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Audrey Fitzpatrick and Dave Mahon
Audrey Fitzpatrick and Dave Mahon

DAVE Mahon’s sentencing has been pushed back until June 13.

The judge has postponed today’s sentencing after hearing several victim impact statements.

Mahon’s lawyer confirmed that he will not be appealing the guilty verdict for manslaughter against his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick.

Cleared of murder charges, a jury ruled Mahon was guilty of manslaughter last month.

At the trial a statement on behalf of Audrey Fitzpatrick said she had ‘forgiven’ her husband for killing her son.

“David will always be her husband, carer and best friend,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Dean Fitzpatrick’s father Christopher, in victim impact statement, said there are ‘no words to describe his pain, anger and despair’.

The prosecutor had argued that the 45-year-old former Mijas resident was drunk and ‘deliberately’ thrust the knife into his stepson with ‘deadly intent’.

However, the jury sided with the defence, which argued that Dean Fitzpatrick had ‘walked into the knife’ while they were arguing outside the home in 2013.

Amy Fitzpatrick disappeared on New Years Day 2008 after walking home from her friends house in Mijas.

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