A young man threatened to kill his 15-year-old former girlfriend’s stepfather while armed with a metal bar.
Andile Shange (21) also said he would bury her mother after the girl broke up with him because her family disapproved of the relationship.
Shange smashed a wing mirror on the stepfather’s car with a hurley, causing €70 worth of damage.
Judge David McHugh imposed an 11-month sentence but suspended it for two years after Shange paid €100 for the damage he caused. He was also fined €100.
The defendant, of Rathmore Avenue, Tyrrelstown, had admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of a metal bar on April 8 last year.
Gda Martin Flood previously said Shange arrived at the victim’s house armed with an iron bar and threatened to kill him and bury his wife.
He also threatened to “return with a gang and carry out the threats”.