Suspect in stab attack broke down in tears at scene

NewsBy Alan Sherry
Dovydas Jenkus
Dovydas Jenkus

This is the teenager who died following a stabbing in Co. Mayo in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Dovydas Jenkus (17), originally from Lithuania but living in Ireland since 2012, died following an alleged assault at a house in Claremount Manor on the Knock Road in Claremorris around 3am. 

Another 16-year-old boy, who is known to the victim, has been arrested in connection with the attack. 

Sources say the alleged killer broke down in tears at the scene and was covered in blood when gardaí arrived. The youngster is being questioned at Claremorris Garda Station. 

It is understood Dovydas and some friends were at a house party in the estate before the incident. 

Sources said Dovydas and another youngster he knew got into an argument and went to the back garden, where a minor altercation took place. 

“It started off small, but the other teenager went off and got a knife before returning to the garden and stabbing Dovydas,” said a source.

He died at the scene and sources say his attacker was extremely remorseful for what happened.  

The town has been left shocked and devastated by the incident. 

Judita Kasiliauskaite, a friend of Dovydas, told the Sunday World he had his whole life ahead of him:  “He’s just someone who has gone too fast under horrible circumstances. He didn’t deserve this.”

Dovydas attended St Colman’s College in Claremorris and is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.