Limerick mother questions why son not on prison suicide watch

first_imgSurgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Mother of eleven year old boy stabbed to death, says she has been “let down by the justice system” after application to name son… Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE mother of a convicted gang rapist found hanging in his cell has questioned why her son was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.Dean Barry (24) of Garryglass Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick was found dead in his cell by prison officers after his brother and another inmate left for daily exercise after a 23-hour lockdown at Limerick Prison.At the inquest into his death, Valerie Barry questioned why her son was not on suicide watch as his “head wasn’t right over his past”. He was on remand at the prison on charges of setting fire to his home while his mother and girlfriend were inside the building.He was one of four Limerick teenagers who gang-raped the woman in a car park at Cratloe Woods and had served five years of a nine year prison sentence after he was convicted at the Central Criminal Court in January 2004.The court was told that the woman was dragged into the car and the gang took turns raping her while they threatened to burn the car with her boyfriend inside if she resisted.After his release, Dean Barry was before the courts on a number of occasions.At Limerick Coroners Court on Wednesday, Coroner Anthony Casey was told that on January 21, 2012, Dean’s brother Mark and another inmate opted to leave their cell on the top floor of Limerick Prison for exercise in the yard after their 23 hour lockdown.However, Dean told officers that he wanted to stay in the cell to play his PlayStation. It was previously reported that he left a note saying he was sorry for his past.Prison officers gave evidence of opening the cell shortly after 12:35pm when they found Dean Barry hanging from the bunk in his cell.Prison nursing officers and emergency staff tried to revive him and medical staff noted no change in his vital signs after 30 minutes of emergency treatment, the inquest heard.Evidence was also given by Roxboro Road based Garda Jill Geary, and prison officers and emergency medical personnel who attended the scene.His was removed from the cell and he was later pronounced dead at the then Mid Western Regional Hospital.Deputy State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster, who performed an autopsy at the hospital the following day, said death was caused by asphyxiation as a result of suspension from a ligature.Dr Bolster said that there were no other signs of internal trauma, however she did note a number of scars to Dean Barry’s arms and wrists.A note and personal items were returned to the family.Addressing the inquest, Mark Barry asked prison officers why bed fixings had been changed from wooden to metal. These, he claimed, were what his brother was able to hang himself from.After thanking the officers at Limerick Prison and the medical staff who tried to revive her son, Valerie Barry questioned why he was not on suicide watch.“Although he was in a cell with his brother, he should have been on suicide watch – his head wasn’t right over his past. He did a long time in prison,” she added.The inquest heard that Dean Barry had been attending a psychiatrist and had a consultation before his death but no details of this visit were given to the inquest.Prison staff confirmed he was not on suicide watch.The jury returned an open verdict in accordance with medical evidence. Previous articleElectric Picnic delivers a party, Limerick’s Hermitage Green play to a full houseNext article‘Heroin heads’ terrorising a Limerick city centre community Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBallinacurra WestonCentral Criminal CourtCratloe gang rapeDean Barryfeaturedfull-imageIrelandLimerick Prison Print First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment NewsCrime & CourtHealthLocal NewsLimerick mother questions why son not on prison suicide watchBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2013 1644 last_img read more

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FDA issues warning on raw-milk soft cheeses

first_img See also: Editor’s note: Based on a Food and Drug Administration news release, the original version of this story incorrectly listed Ranchero as one type of soft cheese that may be made from raw milk The FDA later issued a clarification saying that Ranchero is a trademark of the Cacique Co. of Industry, Calif., for a cheese made with pasteurized milk. Listeriosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis, and tuberculosis are among the illnesses the cheeses can spread, the agency said in a news release. Especially at risk are pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Mar 14 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108420.htm Particularly hazardous are raw-milk soft cheeses from Mexico and Central American countries, the agency said. It recommended that consumers not eat any unripened, raw-milk soft cheeses from Mexico, Nicaragua, or Honduras. “Data show that they are often contaminated with pathogens,” the statement said. Mar 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Soft cheeses made with raw milk can cause several serious infectious diseases, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned this week. “Recently, cases of tuberculosis in New York City have been linked to consumption of queso fresco style cheeses, either imported from Mexico or consumed in Mexico, contaminated with Mycobacterium bovis,” the statement said. The agency also warned against eating raw-milk soft cheeses bought at flea markets or from door-to-door sellers or carried in luggage from Mexico, Nicaragua, or Honduras. Raw-milk soft cheese from any source carries some risk, officials added. Queso fresco–style cheeses, popular among Hispanics, include Queso Panela, Asadero, and Blanco, among other types, according to the FDA. They may be imported or produced in the United States.last_img read more

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City League Roundup…Allderdice, Perry red hot, Carrick blows out Westinghouse

first_imgRunning back Patrick Ferguson provided most of the offense, carrying the ball 28 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Mike Pfleger completed 5 of 16 passes for 54 yards for the Dragons.“I’ve been a part of teams before where we’d start off 3-0 and finish 3-6,” said Haslett. “I can’t predict the future but I don’t intend for it to happen that way.”Perry 40, Peabody 6Greg McGhee completed 10 of 16 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 10-yard scramble in the first quarter. The Commodores defense forced Peabody’s quarterback, Donte Forte, to throw three interceptions. He finished with 9 of 20 completions for 94 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Sean Momnan in the second quarter.Schenley 24, Oliver 0Schenley picked up its first win Saturday as the defending City League champs beat Oliver 24-0. The Spartans defense was impressive, allowing only 60 yards of total offense from Oliver. They also got good performances from a trio of running backs that produced three touchdowns and 118 yards.“We’ve wanted to be considered a running team for some time now,” said Schenley coach Jason Bell. “We’d like to be consistent with that, running the ball 60 percent and passing the ball 40 percent, and it felt good to see that we’re getting closer to that.“DeAndre Black was on the receiving end of a 71-yard touchdown pass from Calvin Beck in the second quarter. Black also scored on a 4-yard run for the Spartans first score.Running back Shawn Davis made his way back into the lineup after being out for the better part of a month. He carried the ball six times for 43 yards, including a 17-yard score in the third quarter.“I’m just glad to back so I can help our team win,” said Davis.Myles Catlin also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 26 yards, rushing, on 13 carries.Carrick 42, ­Westinghouse 0Carrick got their first win with an impressive blow­out victory against Westinghouse.Rasheed McKamey had rushing touchdowns of 33, 4 and 2 yards. Quarterback Henry Myers completed 5 of 10 passes for 94 yards, including a touchdown to Zach Roche that went for 38 in the second quarter.Robert Fields scored on a 67-yard interception return. He also went the distance on a punt return from the 40 yard line in the second quarter to put the game out of reach early for the Raiders.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League football and add your comments to our website at www.new­pittsburgh­courieronline.com.) Allderdice 12, Brashear 0Allderdice exceeded its win total for the past two seasons combined with a 12-0 win against Brashear last Thursday at Cupples Stadium.“It seems like we’re starting to wake up here as of late,” said Allderdice’s coach, Jerry Haslett. “We have Peabody next week and I’m not worried too much about what’s behind us. I want to keep pressing forward and win games.” RUNNING WILD—Rasheed McCamey of Carrick ran wild on the Cupples turf against Westinghouse, Sept. 17. McCamey rushed for three touchdowns in the 42-0 win against the Bulldogs. last_img read more

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