A Waterford man has been jailed for 18 months for threatening his infant son.
The Irish Times reports that Sean Power from Manor Street in Waterford pleaded guilty at Clonmel Circuit Court to making a threat that he would kill or injure his 18-month-old son.
The court heard the 24 year old had been rowing with his mother and his girlfriend when he grabbed his child from bed, opened the door of the stove and said ‘you’ll never see him again, say goodbye’.
Power then took a knife from the kitchen, threatened to kill himself and held the knife up to his son’s throat.
The incident happened at his former address in Treacy Park, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary.
The court heard that Power had diabetes, had started smoking cannabis at the age of 11 and had consumed drink on the night of this incident.
Power was sentenced to five years, with 3 and half suspended, he also received lesser sentences for assaulting his former partner, and his mother’s partner on the same occasion and ordered to stay away from the injured parties.