A woman who carried out a “savage” attack on another woman who had just returned home from the hospital after visiting her premature baby will be sentenced later this year, reports the Sunday World.
Miranda McCabe (37) of Tubberclare Meadows, Navan, Co Meath, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Stephanie Dunne at Priorswood Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin, on November 27, 2021.
She has five previous convictions.
Garda Mark Reilly told Diarmuid Collins, BL, prosecuting, that Ms Dunne had just travelled home after visiting her premature baby in the hospital.
When she got out of her car, she noticed a car with a man and a woman sitting inside.
As she was walking towards her door, she heard footsteps behind her.
Gda Reilly said Ms Dunne was standing in her porch when the woman from the car (McCabe) jumped towards her and headbutted her.
McCabe punched her several more times and put her in a headlock.
The court heard that the man who had been in the car was now standing in Ms Dunne’s garden dressed in black, wearing gloves, and had his face covered with a scarf.
He was also holding what Ms Dunne described as “butcher knives”.
Ms Dunne’s son opened the front door and as McCabe swung to hit Ms Dunne, she missed and instead hit the son.
McCabe continued to hit Ms Dunne several more times before the man dragged her away