A Formula 1 engineer has lost his appeal against his nine-year jail term for attacking his 81-year-old landlord, tying him up and leaving him in a locked room for 29 hours.
Stefan Schaufler, 53, also stole Michael Lally’s wallet and car after beating him with a metal bar in the Sligo house he rented from him. He had brought him to a bedroom on the pretence of showing him a leak.
Mr Lally suffered life-threatening injuries due to multiple facial and skull fractures causing a brain bleed. He also sustained shoulder and spinal fractures.
The court was told that Schaufler, a German, who had never previously committed an offence, had been very emotional before the attack because his daughter had been in a road