Mens Rea: A true crime podcast

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 Nov 16, 2021


 Mar 31, 2021

Allie
 Mar 2, 2021
It's okay, but it was advertised seemingly as a true crime podcast that would look more into the, well, mens rea, guilty mind. After the first episode it isn't really talked about, and instead becomes a normal true crime podcast.


 Jan 26, 2021


 Aug 28, 2020

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Mens Rea is the legal principle of intent that must be proved in a number of crimes, such as murder. It means literally, "guilty mind". Mens Rea Podcast explores the most notorious crimes from Ireland and the UK and the court cases that followed. Join your host, Sinead, every fortnight when a new case is discussed.

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113 - The Passers-by: The murder of Deirdre Mulcahy
00:44:48
In September of 1989, 19 year old Deirdre Mulcahy was heading out for the night to meet her friends in Midleton, Co Cork. She never returned home. The garda investigation into her killing would last years - the court proceedings, however, would not. ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get 40% off your premium subscription for the #1 mental wellness app at calm.com/mens Go grab your trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music: Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Denis McClean, “Girl found bludgeoned to death” in The Evening Press (14 September 1989) p. 1. “Deirdre – whole town is shocked” in The Evening Press(14 September 1989) p. 1. John Murphy, “Girl (19) murdered” in The Evening Echo(14 September 1989) p. 1. John Murphy, “Brutal murder stuns community” in The Cork Examiner (15 September 1989) p. 1 – 2. Tommy Barker, “Gardai probe girl’s last movements” in The Evening Echo (15 September 1989) p. 1. Ken Whelan, “Murder girl’s pal raised alarm” in The Evening Press (15 September 1989) p. 2 Feargal Keane, “Murdered woman ‘took short cut’” in The Irish Press (15 September 1989) p. 4. Dick Cross, “Killer on the loose” in The Irish Independent (15 September 1989) p. 1. Dick Cross, ‘Tearful friends tell of shortcut” in The Irish Independent (15 September 1989) p. 9 “Heart break at Deirdre’s funeral” in The Evening Herald(16 September 1989) p. 2. Dick Cross, “Gardai plea to town on murder girl’s last minutes” in The Irish Independent (16 September 1989) p. 8 John Murphy and Tommy Barker, “Gardai still hunting killer” in The Cork Examiner (16 September 1989) p. 1. For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Jun 10, 2022
112 - A Terrible Thing: The murder of Marie Buckley
01:06:17
On 9 November 1970, in the little village of Clonroche, Co Wexford, a young girl went missing. Just a few hours later her body was found dumped in a field not far from her home, and the main street of town. The only certain thing at the outset of the investigation into 9 year old Marie Buckley's murder was that this terrible thing had been done by someone local.  ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get 40% off your premium subscription for the #1 mental wellness app at calm.com/mens Begin compiling your families’ personal histories with Storyworth and get 10% off your first purchase at storyworth.com/rea ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Charged with child’s murder” in The Irish Press (8 December 1970) p. 4 “Remand on murder charge” in The Irish Examiner (10 December 1970) p. 18 “Judge warns on murder case delay” in The Irish Press (25 February 1971) p. 5 “Murder case man remanded” in The Irish Press (11 March 1971) p. 9. “Not guilty plea in murder trial” in The Evening Echo(5 July 1971) p. 1 “’A brutal killing’ – court told” in The Evening Herald(5 July 1971) p. 1, 2. “Jury told accused slit his own throat” in The Cork Examiner (6 July 1971) p. 5. “Clonroche murder trial resumes” in The Evening Herald(7 July 1971) p. 1. “Account of girl’s last hours alive” in The Cork Examiner(7 July 1971) p. 11. “Children give evidence in murder trial” in The Irish Press (7 July 1971) p. 7 “Dead girl’s pal tells of visit to secret hide-out” in The Irish Independent (7 July 1971) p. 9 “Murder trial told of conversation with accused” in The Evening Echo (7 July 1971) p. 1 “Murder trial: parents tell of widespread search for their child” in The Evening Herald (8 July 1971) p. 5. “Aunt searched by torchlight” in The Irish Press (8 July 1971) p. 7. “Judge lets dead girl’s parents go” in The Cork Examiner  (8 July 1971) p. 5. “Screams heard, court is told” in The Irish Press (9 July 1971) p. 7. “Garda tells of six-hour clue search” in The Evening Herald (9 July 1971) p.4 “Witness tells court he saw girl with accused man” in The Irish Independent (10 July 1971) p. 5. “Man and child seen at night” in The Irish Press (10 July 1971) p. 4 “Murder trial enters sixth day” in The Evening Echo(13 July 1971) p. 2 “I heard child’s scream – murder trial witness” in The Evening Herald  (13 July 1971) p 2. “Bloodstains on wall. Murder trial told” in The Irish Press (14 July 1971) p . 6 “Scream seemed to be a child’s, court told” in The Irish Independent (14 July 1971) p. 8 “Murder trial told how girl died” in The Irish Independent (15 July 1971) p. 11 “Accused’s wound could have killed” in The Cork Examiner(15 July 1971) p. 5 “Murder trial told of young girl’s injuries” in The Irish Press (15 July 1971) p. 7 “Accused told sergeant he burned clothing” in The Evening Herald (16  July 1971) p. 6 “The scientists give evidence” in The Irish Press (16 July 1971) p. 5. “Evidence in child murder trial” in The Irish Press(16 July 1971) p. 5. “Dead thistles in girl’s dress” in The Irish Independent(16 July 1971) p. 11 “Accused told garda of ‘commotion’” in The Irish Independent (17 July 1971) p. 7 “Burned pants in ashpit” in The Irish Press (17 July 1971) p. 4. “Judge is to sum up today” in The Irish Press (20 July 1971) p. 7 “Defence rests in Clonroche murder trial” in The Irish Independent (20 July 1971) p. 12 “Jury retires in Clonroche murder trial” in The Evening Herald (20 July 1971) p. 6 “Clonroche murder-accused gets life” in The Cork Examiner(21 July 1971) p. 1. “Life jail sentence for Wexford murder” in The Irish Independent (21 July 1971) p 13.
May 24, 2022
111 - Unsolved: The killing of Belinda Pereira
00:38:11
On the 29th of December, 1996, Gardai were called to a flat on Liffey St in Dublin city centre. Inside was the body of 26 year old British-Sri Lankan woman, Belinda Pereira, who was staying in Dublin for just a week. The nature of her trip prompted many inches of tabloid fodder. She had come to Dublin in order to carry out sex work.  But the voyeuristic media attention on Belinda's case did not last long.  Sadly, today, her name is all but forgotten.  ************ Join me at CrimeCon Uk on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up today for a free trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea  Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ************ Sources: John Maher, “Parents due to arrive to identify murder victim” in The Irish Times (1 January 1997) p. 4. Stephen Rae, “New 'Flying Squad' ready to smash the crime lords” in The Evening Herald  (4 January 1997) p. 2. “New breakthrough in search for killer” in The Evening Herald  (4 January 1997) p. 36. Mike McNiffe and Joanne McElgunn, “Greedy pimps who cashed in on Belinda's life” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p.p. 2-3. Ben Proctor, “£3000 for sex trip to Ireland” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 2. “Bank manager's love for hooker” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 4-5. Joanne McElgunn, “Sex trade is terrified” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p.p. 4-5. Susan McKay, “The high price of selling sex” in The Sunday Tribune   (5 January 1997) p. 11. Tom Cooney, “Prostitutes are flesh and blood just like we are” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 8 John Lee, “Dublin's high-tech call girls go mobile” in The Sunday Independent  (5 January 1997) p. 12. “The pimp who ran Belinda brothel” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 1, 2, 3. Mike McNiffe and Joanne McElgunn, “Find my girl's savage killer” in The Sunday World  (5 January) p.p. 1 – 5, 8. Frank Khan, “Murder victim's lifestyle big shock” in The Sunday Independent  (5 January 1997) p. 3. John Maher, 'Sri Lankan parents identify body of murdered woman” in The Irish Times (6 January 1997) p. 7. Annemaria McEneaney, “Gardai sift statements for call girl death clues” in The Irish Independent  (6 January 1997) p. 9. “Belinda: Gardai hunt for clues” in The Evening Herald  (6 January 1997) p. 6. Stephen Rae, “Call girl killer: hunt in Britain” in The Evening Herald  (8 January 1997) p. 16 Stephen Rae, “Gardai appeal for information” in The Evening Herald  (9 January 1997) p. 1 “Picture of victim released” in The Irish Times  (10 January 1997) p. 4. Tom Reddy, “Gardai release slain call girl photo” in The Irish Independent  (10 January 1997) p. 4. “Call girl killed 'for her money'” in The Evening Herald   (10 January 1997) p. 18 “Cash clue to killing” in The Irish Independent   (11 January 1997) p. 9 Joanne McElgunn, “Slain hooker's diary names celeb clients” in The Sunday World  (12 January 1997) p. 4. Joanne McElgunn, “Inside the sleazy world of Irelands pimps and prostitutes” in The Sunday World  (19 January 1997) pp 30-31. Liz Walsh, “Pereira 'was not killed by one of her clients” in The Sunday Tribune  (19 January 1997) p. 14 Liz Walsh and Susan McKay, “Anonymous 'Asian beauty' died as she lived” in The Sunday Tribune  (19 January 1997) p. 14. Liz Walsh, “Pereira 'was not killed by one of her clients” in The Sunday Tribune  (19 January 1997) p. 14. Jim Cusack, “Murder probe told of severe beating of prostitute” in The Irish Times  (20 January 1997) p. 11. “UK pimps 'protect' coloured hookers” in The Sunday World  (26 January 1997) p. 2. Joanne McElgunn, “Pimp suspect in hooker slaying flees to Britain” in The Sunday World  (26 January 1997) p. 35. Joanne McElgunn, “50 clients of dead vice girl talk to cops” in The Sunday World  (9 February 1997) p. 32 Stephen Rae, “'Game' that can end in murder” in The Evening Herald  (10 February 1997) p.p. 16-7. Richard balls, “Inquest on murdered woman adjourned” in The Irish Times (19 April 1997) p. 4. “Call-girl inquest is put back for probe” in The Irish Independent   (19 April 1997) p. 4. “Coroner adjourns Pereira inquest” in The Irish Times   (17 April 1998) p. 4. Stephen Rae, “Sex ring smashed” in The Evening Herald   (19 February 1998) p. 1, 2. Jerome Reilly, “Belinda Pereira: the secret life that led to her lonely death” in The Irish Independent  (18 April 1998) p. 31. Kitty Holland and Conor Lally, “The sad life and death of Sinead Kelly” in The Sunday Tribune  (28 June 1998) p. 10 Paul Williams, Mike McNiffe and Joanne McElgunn, “Red-light nutter could kill again” in The Sunday World  (28 June 1998) p. 4. “Appeal for information on killing” in The Irish Times  (30 July 1998) p. 7. Catherine Cleary, “400 questioned over murder” in The Irish Times  (30 July 1998) p. 7. Billy Foley, “Young prostitute killed by repeated blows to her head” in The Irish Independent  (30 July 1998) p. 6. Catherine Cleary, “Reward for news of murders” in The Irish Times  (1 August 1998) p. 5 Eugene Moloney, “Drug dealer is held in probe of canal murder” in The Irish Independent  (1 August 1998) p. 7. “Ciara's case is on list” in The Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal  (7 August 1998) p. 7. Stephen Rae, “Prostitute murdered over £850 drug debt say gardai” in The Irish Independent  (7 August 1998) p. 3. “New plea on murdered prostitute” in The Sunday World  (25 October 1998) p. 2. Lara MacMillan. “A magazine that's more 'out' then 'in'” in The Evening Herald(  12 August 1999) p. 19. Jerome Reilly, “Ireland's sex industry: the crackdown begins” in The Irish Independent  (21 August 1999) p. 31. Eilis O'Hanlon, “We can't blame 'In Dublin' for murder” in The Sunday Independent   (22 August 1999) p. 4. Jim Cusack and Judith Crosbie “Garda appeal over abduction and rape of prostitute” in The Irish Times  (27 September 2000) p. 4 “Murder re-lived” in The Evening Herald  (18 October 2005) p. 17. Eugene Moloney, “Gardai renew witness appeal in hunt for prostitute’s killer” in The Irish Independent  (18 December 2006) p. 3. Tom Brady, “Cold case investigators confident of breakthrough” in The Irish Independent  (28 November 2007) p. 11. “Appeal for information – Murder of Belinda Pereira on the 29/12/1996” Garda Press office  https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/press-releases/2014/december/appeal-for-information-murder-of-belinda-pereira-on-the-29-12-1996.html  (December 2014) “Gardai renew appeal in Belinda Pereira case” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30656044.html  (28 December 2014) Jim Cusack, “Belinda killer's remorse could lead to case breakthrough” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/belinda-killers-remorse-could-lead-to-case-breakthrough-30880436.html  (3 January 2015) Michael Doyle, “Cead Mile Murder: The most well known cases over the past 25 years where people came to Ireland looking for a better life – but met a tragic end” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/1599745/the-most-well-known-cases-over-the-past-25-years-where-people-came-to-ireland-looking-for-a-better-life-but-met-a-tragic-end/ (29 September 2017)
May 16, 2022
110 - Too Little, Too Late: The murder of Amanda Jenkins
00:41:32
Amanda Jenkins was the sort of person who looked for the good in everyone. She was just 27 years old when she was found dead on her bedroom floor.  It had taken very little for the bad to emerge in someone Amanda had loved and trusted.  ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get 40% off your premium subscription for the #1 mental wellness app at calm.com/mens  ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Nicola Anderson, “Mother flees court as grim details of daughter’s death too much to bear” in The Irish Independent (6 November 2008) p. 12. Aoife Finneran, “Accused drank bottle of vodka ‘to block out what I had done’” in The Evening Herald (6 November 2008) p. 2. Bronagh Murphy, “Accused went drinking after killing girlfriend” in The Irish Examiner (6 November 2008) p. 10. Aoife Finneran, “Boyfriend told gardai ‘999 call could have saved her’” in The Evening Herald (7 November 2008) p. 29. Bronagh Murphy, “Jury out in case of man who killed girlfriend”, in The Irish Independent (7 November 2008) p. 4. Bronagh Murphy, “Evidence concludes against man accused of murder” in The Irish Examiner (7 November 2008) p. 10. “Man told gardai he killed girlfriend” in The Irish Times (7 November 2008) p. 4. Bronagh Murphy, “Girlfriend murder trial jury is sent to hotel” in The Irish Independent (8 November 2008) p. 4. “Murder trial jury sent to hotel” in The Irish Examiner (8 November 2008) p. 12. Bronagh Murphy, “Strangler boyfriend jailed for life” in The Sunday Independent (9 November 2008) p. 4. Jason O’Brien, “Family begged Amanda to leave her killer boyfriend” in The Irish Independent (10 November 2008) p. 14. Jason O’Brien, “Murderer did jail time for role in botched armed republican raid” in The Irish Independent (10 November 2008) p. 14. Conor Lally, “Jailed for life over partner’s murder” in The Irish Times (10 November 2008) p. 4 Conor Lally, “Real IRA member who has history of violence” in The Irish Times (10 November 2008) p. 4. Conor Feehan, “Mandy would’ve adopted me if it wasn’t for Carney’s criminal past, says teen” in The Evening Herald (17 November 2008) p. 6. Alan O’Keefe, “Photos of dead Amanda should never have been shown to jury, appeal told” in The Evening Herald (12 October 2010) p. 26. “Man’s murder appeal fails” in The Irish Examiner (5 July 2011) p. 8 Stephen Breen, “Depraved killer who murdered innocent woman before going on two-day cocaine binge makes third bid for freedom” in The Irish Sun  https://www.thesun.ie/news/5851815/depraved-stephen-carney-amanda-jenkins-third-freedom-bid/(8 September 2020). Gerry Hand, “Cruel Murder: Mum of tragic Amanda Jenkins says her killer should not be given parole” in The Sunday World  https://www.sundayworld.com/news/irish-news/mum-of-tragic-amanda-jenkins-says-her-killer-should-not-be-given-parole-39823377.html  (4 December 2020) Paul Healy, “Heartbroken mum of slain Amanda Jenkins says plan to jail killers longer ‘too little too late’” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/heartbroken-mum-slain-amanda-jenkins-26577761 (29 March 2022) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Apr 26, 2022
109 - No Air: The Murder of Csaba Orsos
01:02:45
On the morning of 26th March, 2013, a car entered the water at Arklow pier. Only one of it's occupants emerged from the freezing, rough water. Was it a terrible accident? Or a plan to murder? Additional writing, research and editorial support from Eileen MacFarlene ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Go grab your trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea Begin compiling your families' personal histories with Storyworth and get 10% off your first purchase at storyworth.com/rea ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Mark Hilliard and Conor Lally, “Body found in search for a man after car drive off Arklow pier” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/body-found-in-search-for-man-after-car-drives-off-arklow-pier-1.1339098 (26 March 2013) Ken Foy and Conor Feehan, “Tragic pier plunge man had 'inundated woman with calls'” in The Evening Herald (27 March 2013) p. 1, 6. Tom Brady and Luke Byrne, “Man dies after car crashes through quayside barrier” in The Irish Independent (27 March 2013) p. 5. Nicola Anderson, “Woman in pier car plunge out of hospital” in The Irish Independent (28 March 2013) p. 18 Niall O'Connor “Pier victims car for sale to fly him home” in The Evening Herald (3 April 2013) p. 8 Niall O'Connor, “Brother's agony as car drowning victim laid to rest” in The Evening Herald (9 April 2013) p. 25 Christopher McKinley, “Woman released after questioning over Arklow death” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/woman-released-after-questioning-over-arklow-death-1.1484201 (3 August 2013) Ken Foy, “Woman quizzed over car death plunge mystery” in The Evening Herald (3 August 2013) p. 8. Tim O'Brien, “Woman charged with murder of Csaba Orsos in Co Wicklow” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/woman-charged-with-murder-of-csaba-orsos-in-co-wicklow-1.1958963 (10 October 2014) Ken Foy, “Woman (27) charged with Arklow harbour murder” in The Evening Herald (10 October 2014) p. 4“Woman on trial for murdering man by driving him into harbour” in  The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/woman-on-trial-for-murdering-man-by-driving-him-into-harbour-1.2711103 (5 July 2016) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Apr 11, 2022
108 - Bonus: Rebecca French
00:45:23
A burning car was found in a country lane, just outside of Wexford Town in 2009. When emergency services examined it's remaining shell, the body of a woman was found. It was local woman, 30 year old mother of two Rebecca French. But would there be any justice for Rebecca? ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Sign up today for your trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Music: Kevin McLeod, Quinns Song : The Dance Begins. (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 ********** Sources: Brendan Furlong and Don Lavery, “Body in car boot was mum of two” in The Irish Independent  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/body-in-car-boot-was-a-mum-of-two-26572850.html(11 October 2009) “Four men charged with murder” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/four-men-charged-two-with-murder-27491835.html(15 October 2009) “Horror of killing at a family estate” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/horror-of-killing-at-a-family-estate-27491754.html(15 October 2009) Maria Pepper, “A death almost too terrible to picture” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/a-death-almost-too-terrible-to-picture-27491795.html(15 October 2009) “Innocent, who never saw the bad in anyone” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/innocent-who-never-saw-bad-in-anyone-27491833.html(15 October 2009) Conor Cullen and Maria Pepper, “Shock at brutal murder” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/shock-at-brutal-murder-27491837.html(15 October 2009) “Women could be charged” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/women-could-be-charged-27708498.html(14 October 2009) “Family criticise national press” in The New Ross Standard https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/family-criticise-national-press-27708499.html(14 October 2009) “Investigating Gardai urge witnesses to come forward” in The Wexford People  https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/investigating-gardai-urge-witnesses-to-come-forward-27708500.html(14 October 2009) “Upwards of 100 Gardai involved” in The Wexford People https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/upwards-of-100-gardai-involved-27708501.html(14 October 2009) “Worried family were unable to reach Rebecca” in The Wexford People https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/worried-family-were-unable-to-reach-rebecca-27708507.html(14 October 2009) Conor Cullen and Maria Pepper, “Savagery” in The Wexford People https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/savagery-27708617.html(14 Ocotober 2009) “Burning car alert that became murder probe” in The Wexford People  https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/burning-car-alert-that-became-murder-probe-27708618.html(14 October 2009) “A Family's worst nightmare” in The Wexford People https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/a-familys-worst-nightmare-27708619.html(14 October 2009) “Angry crowd at Wexford court” in The Enniscorthy Guardian https://www.independent.ie/regionals/enniscorthyguardian/news/angry-crowd-at-wexford-court-27232082.html(15 October 2009) “Four charged in murder case are remanded” in The Wexford People https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/four-charged-in-murder-case-are-remanded-27708660.html(21 October 2009) Conor Cullen, “Ongoing investigation into Rebecca's murder” in The Wexford People  https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/ongoing-investigation-into-rebeccas-murder-27708651.html(21 October 2009)
Mar 21, 2022
Introducing: American Hostage
00:04:23
In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: http://wondery.fm/MR_AmericanHostage
Mar 08, 2022
107 - The Day Trip: Bettina Poeschel
01:08:54
On 25th September, 2001, 28 year old German tourist Bettina Poeschel took a train from Dublin to Drogheda, Co Louth. She wanted to visit Newgrange - an ancient monument in the Meath countryside. She decided to make the 10km walk from the town to take in the countryside while there. But Bettina never made it to Newgrange.  She had disappeared into thin air. ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Gardai search for German woman” in The Irish Times(28 September 2001) p. 4. “River searched as worries grow for missing tourist” in The Irish Independent (28 September 2001) p. 1. Bill Corcoran, “Where is my daughter?” in The Evening Herald(28 September 2001) p. 1, 2. “Locals urged to search area for any trace of Bettina” in The Irish Independent (29 September 2001) p. 5 “Family fear vanished journalist accepted lift” in The Irish Independent (29 September 2001) p. 5. Elaine Keogh, “Gardai hunt for missing woman” in The Irish Times (29 September 2001) p. 20 Cathy Donaghy, “Search set to widen for missing German journalist” in The Irish Independent(1 October 2001) p. 9 “Trace part of girl search” in The Evening Herald(1 October 2001) p. 2. Elaine Keogh, “Missing woman appeal” in The Irish Times(2 October 2001) p. 3. Brendan Farrelly, “Gardai in search for tourist appeal to Newgrange visitors” in The Irish Independent(5 October 2001) p. 8 Paul Murphy, 'Please help me find my sister” in The Drogheda Independent (5 October 2001) p. 1 Ann Casey, “Bettina: Huge search now centred on Boyne Valley” in The Meath Chronicle  (6 October 2001) p. 1. Grainne Cunningham and Richie McCullen, “Locals in fear over missing woman” in The Evening Herald(9 October 2001) Bernie O'Toole, “'Trace' team join search for Bettina” in The Evening Herald (15 October 2001) p. 6. Bill Corcoran, “Missing tourist's mum in torment” in The Evenign Herald (12 October 2001) p. 16 for a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Mar 01, 2022
106 - Unintentional: The murder of Ann Walsh
00:58:47
In August of 2005, 23 year old Ann Walsh was found dead in the grounds of the parish church in Kilrush, Co Clare. Gardai made an arrest shortly after the discovery - Raymond Donovan, Ann's former boyfriend. Donovan admitted to gardai that he had killed Ann, but denied her murder. Would the jury agree? ******** Join me at CrimeCon Uk on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ******** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Check out personal stying service Stitchfix and get clothes picked just for you - head to stitchfix.co.uk/mensrea to order your first box Sign up today for your trial with Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: “Man charged with assault in Kilrush case” in The Irish Times (26 August 2005) p. 1. “Tragic smile of church death Ann” in The Evening Herald (26 August 2005) p. 1, 2. Gordon Deegan, “Man (23) charges with Kilrush assault” in The Irish Times (26 August 2005) p. 3. Mick McCaffrey, “Family braced to bid farewell to tragic Anne” in The Evening Herald (27 August 2005) p. 4. Gordon Deegan, “Man appears in court over death of Kilrush woman” in The Irish Times (27 August 2005) p. 4 Gordon Deegan, “Man (23) in court after woman's death” in The Irish Independent (27 August 20050 p. 7 Pat Flynn, “Pals bid farewell to Anne” in The Sunday World (28 August 2005) p. 6 “Heartbroken scenes as Anne laid to rest” in The Evening Herald (29 August 2005) p. 6. Gordon Deegan, “Mourners at Kilrush told of 'a great sister and daughter'” in The Irish Times (30 August 2005) p. 2. “Man charged over Kilrush death remanded in custody” in The Irish Times (30 August 2005) p. 4 Gordon Deegan, “Judge flees as court onlookers attack death case accused” in The Irish Independent (24 September 2005) p. 3. Gordon Deegan, “Judge leaves bench amid court disturbances” in The Irish Times (24 September 2005) p. 2 Gordon Deegan, “Clare man charged with court assault” in The Irish Times (29 September 2005) p. 9. Gordon Deegan, “Man faces charge over threatening behaviour in court case” in The Irish Independent (29 September 2005) p. 12. “Further remand in case over death of woman in Kilrush” in The Irish Times (22 October 2005) p. 2. Gordon Deegan, “New charge of murder in death of Clare woman” in The Irish Independent (12 November 2005) p. 11. Gordon Deegan, “Man charges with Kilrush murder” in The Irish Times (12 November 2005) p. 2 Gordon Deegan, “Family faces ban over murder trial” in The Irish Times (26 November 2005) p. 4. Gordon Deegan, “Clare man denies murder of ex-girlfriend” in The Irish Times (24 May 2006) p. 2. Gordon Deegan, “Murder accused told me of row, says brother” in The Irish Times (25 May 2006) p. 2. “Ex-boyfriend denies strangling woman” in The Evening Herald (24 May 2006) p 16. “I thought Ann was messing after she went quiet” in The Evening Herald (26 May 2006) p. 26 Gordon Deegan, “Accused told gardai he 'didn't mean' to kill woman” in The Irish Times (26 May 2006) p. 2. “Trial told force used to break tracksuit cord” in The Irish Independent (27 May 2006) p. 11 Gordon Deegan, “Jury told victim was strangled to death” in The Irish Examiner (31 May 2006) p. 13. Gordon Deegan, “Man did not intend to kill ex-girlfriend” in The Irish Examiner (1 June 2006) p. 11 “Man sentenced to life in prison for murder” in The Irish Times (2 June 2006) p. 4. Cathal O'Shea, “Evil Killer placed on suicide watch” in The Sunday World (4 June 2006) p. 25. Gordon Deegan, “Mum dreams of killed Ann” in The Irish Mirror (18 April 2007) DPP v Donovan [2009] IECCA 9“Murder conviction rejected” in The Irish Times (27 January 2009) p. 9. Gordon Deegan and Pat Flynn, “Shotgun killing after two week-dispute” in The Irish Times (30 July 2009) p. 2. David Kearns, “'Life should mean life. He can still speak to his family, I can never talk to Ann again' – Mother's fury as daughter's killer gets one-day release” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/life-should-mean-life-he-can-still-speak-to-his-family-i-can-never-talk-to-ann-again-mothers-fury-as-daughters-killer-gets-one-day-release-34512092.html (4 March 2016) Jennifer Ryan, “She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone” from The Journal https://www.thejournal.ie/ann-walsh-bearing-witness-domestic-violence-3111133-Nov2016/ (30 November 2016) Dan Danaher, “16 years for taking a life akin to a 'slap on wrist'” in The Clare Champion https://clarechampion.ie/ann-walsh-murder/ (21 December 2021) Sylvia Pownall, “Family of Clare woman Ann Walsh strangled to death by ex plead for him to be kept behind bars” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/family-clare-woman-ann-walsh-22076510 (24 May 2020) Louise Roseingrave, “Family of murdered Ann Walsh fear killer Raymond Donovan may be on verge of release” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/family-murdered-irishwoman-fear-killer-25241471 (19 October 2021) Louise Roseingrave, “Family of Ann Walsh furious that murdering ex-boyfriend is getting day release from prison” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/family-ann-walsh-furious-murdering-25530009 (24 November 2021) Louise Roseingrave, “Family of woman brutally strangled in churchyard devastated as killer gets out for Christmas” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/family-woman-brutally-strangled-churchyard-25756190 (22 December 2021). Patrick O'Connell, “Murderer Raymond Donovan among 70 prisoners granted temporary release for Christmas” in The Sunday World https://www.sundayworld.com/crime/irish-crime/murderer-raymond-donovan-among-70-prisoners-granted-temporary-release-for-christmas-41179052.html (23 December 2021) Dan Danaher, “Ann Walsh's killer moved from open to closed prison” in The Clare Champion https://clarechampion.ie/raymond-donovan/ (6 February 2022)
Feb 16, 2022
105 - Vendetta: The murder of Tracy Butler
01:09:59
In July of 1993, 17 year old Tracy Butler was set upon and stabbed to death while walking home in what appeared to be a random act of violence. But as gardai began investigating the case, they began unravelling a complicated web of relationships - ones which had turned sour. ******** (Please note: I misspoke in this episode a few times and said Ballynatty instead of Ballynanty. My Limerick-knowledge is severely lacking in general, and was definitely guilty of being a Dubliner making fun of Limerick. I've done my best here!)  ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Please listen to friends of the show and OGs of the True Crime podcasting world - Generation Why from Wondery! Find them here  Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Noel Smith, “Gardai unravel tragic Tracy's last movements” in The Irish Independent  (15 July 1993) p. 4 Noel Smith, “Tracy: gardai plea for 'last hour' details” in The Irish Independent  (16 July 193) p. 3. Noel Smith, “Knives found in Tracy murder probe” in The Irish Independent  (17 July 1993) p. 3. “Four women arrested in hunt for girl's killer” in The Evening Herald  (17 July 1993) p. 4. “Four women arrested” in The Sunday World   (18 July 1993) p. 19. “Two charged with killing” in The Sunday Tribune   (18 July 1993) p. 1. Mary Carolan, “Women knifed girl (17) to death, court told” in The Irish Independent   (2 March 1994) p. 6. “Women killed teenager, court hears” in The Irish Times  (2 March 1994) p. 4 “Stabbing 'by person in black'” in The Irish Independent  (2 March 1994) p. 6. “Badly-cut victim 'fell into house'” in The Irish Independent  (2 March 1994) p. 6. Mary Carolan, “Stabbing victim had 49 injuries, jury told” in The Irish Independent  (3 March 1994) p. 12 “Girl's lungs pierced in stabbing, court told” in The Irish Times  (3 March 1994) p. 7. “Murder trial arguments continue” in The Irish Times   (4 March 1994) p. 6. “Legal argument in murder trial” in The Irish Times  (8 March 1994) p. 17. “Trial is delayed” in The Irish Independent  (8 March 1994) p. 5. “Jury to return” in The Irish Independent  (6 March 1994) p. 6. “Garda says woman claimed she planned killing” in The Irish Times   (22 March 1994) p. 5. For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Jan 31, 2022
104 - Brazen: The murder of Rose Farrelly
01:13:38
57 year old Rose Farrelly was found dead in her own home on the morning of the 15th February 1993. It appeared that the house had been broken into, and then the single woman had been beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled to death.  The trial for Rose's murder was the first in Ireland to use DNA evidence. But the reason for Rose's murder remains unclear - it appears the answer may be the most frightening of all.  He did it because he could.  ********** Join me at CrimeCon Uk on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Check out personal stying service Stritchfix and get clothes picked just for you - head to stitchfix.co.uk/mensrea to order your first box Sign up today for a free trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea  Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Ann O'Loughlin and Bairbre Power, “Pure Evil” in The Evening Herald(16 February 1993) p.p. 1-2 Paul O'Neill, “Robberies linked to murder of woman” in The Irish Times(17 February 1993) p. 2. Ann O'Loughlin and Bairbre Power, “Rose killing: gardai probe burglaries” in The Evening Herald(17 February 1993) p. 2. Paul O'Neill, “Faulty lock on victim's door” in The Irish Times (18 February 1993) p. 8. “Murder hunt: 500 houses visited” in The Evening Herald(20 February 1993) p. 7 Paul O'Neill, “Garda file for DPP on woman's murder” in The Irish Times (22 February 1993) p. 2. “Murdered woman was also raped” in The Irish Times(4 March 1993) p. 2. “Dublin man on murder charge” in The Irish Times(27 April 1993) p. 4. “Ring cut from woman's finger, murder trial told” in The Irish Times (4 February 1994) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Murder trial told of brutal sex attack” in The Irish Times (4 February 1994) p 6 “Woman died from asphyxia, murder trial told” in The Irish Times(5 February 1994) p. 4. “Pathologist says victim may have been smothered” in The Irish Times(8 February 1994) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Attacker smothered woman (57) court told” in The Irish Independent (8 February 1994) p. 6. “Sharp knife was used on hand, hair of dead woman, court hears” in The Irish Times (9 February 1994) p. 5 “Adjournment in murder trial” in The Irish Times(10 February 1994) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Trial told of 'red-haired man' in pub” in The Irish Independent (11 February 1994) p. 4. “Man had been in pub near murder scene” in The Irish Times(11 February 1994) p. 4. for a full list of sources please see mensreapod.com
Jan 17, 2022
Introducing Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders
00:05:17
In the era of some of the most heinous serial killers of all time, one murderous family went curiously unnoticed: The McCrarys. Led by a psychopathic patriarch and his cunning son-in-law, this Texas clan roamed the country robbing, kidnapping, and killing up to 20 people, most of them taken from donut shops. “Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders” recounts the wild and deeply disturbing story of an unhinged American family and the terrible brutality they unleashed. The podcast features the taped confessions of one of the killers, given when he was serving a life term in Colorado. Listen Here: http://wondery.fm/DSM_MensRea
Jan 04, 2022
Introducing Killer Psyche
00:08:08
What causes people to become killers? KILLER PSYCHE is a true crime podcast from Wondery that covers high-profile cases that shocked the world. Host Candice Delong uses her experience as a clinical psychiatric nurse and FBI Criminal Profiler to dissect the motivations and behaviors of the most terrifying criminals in history. In a recent episode, Candice explores the case of Pedro Rodrigues Filho, also known as The Brazilian Dexter. Rodrigues went on to murder, by his count, more than 100 people -- most of them while he was behind bars. To many, he was a hero -- a vigilante seeking justice for victims. But to others, he was just a cold-blooded murderer. This is just a preview of Killer Psyche, but you can listen to the full episode at http://wondery.fm/KP_MensRea
Dec 20, 2021
103 - A killing at Christmas: The murder of Maire Rankin
01:12:19
On Christmas morning, 2008, 81 year old widow Maire Rankin was not answering the phone. Family members called around to her Newry home to check on her - not only had she been recently ill but it was totally out of character for her to not respond.  When they arrived at the house on the Dublin Road, Maire was found dead on her bedroom floor. The house was a mess, and it appeared that Mrs Rankin had been subjected to a violent assault of a sexual nature. No one expected it when Maire's 42 year old neighbour was arrested. Not only was Karen Walsh a woman, she was a wealthy pharmacist who stayed in her second home in Newry on the weekends. What on earth had happened, and was the mother of one really responsible for the death of the elderly woman?  ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the fastest VPN on the market at nordVPN.com/mensrea and use the code MENSREA for an awesome discount! Sign up for the best monthly wine club around, and get a free case of three wines for the cost of shipping at wine52.com/mens Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: R v Walsh [2015] NICA 46 R v Walsh [2011] NICC 30 (No 2) R v Walsh [2011] NICC 1 Gerry Moriarty, “Death in Newry treated as suspicious” in The Irish Times (27 December 2008) p 4 “Two questioned over death of Newry woman” in The Irish Times (29 December 2008) p. 4. “PSNI questioning of pair extended” in The Irish Times (31 December 2008) p. 4. “Financier's wife accused of Newry murder” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/financiers-wife-accused-of-newry-murder-28460142.html (5 January 2009) Victoria O'Hara, “Woman, 42, is charged with Maire murder” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/woman-42-is-charged-with-maire-murder-28459665.html  (1 January 2009) “Hundreds attend funeral of murdered pensioner” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/hundreds-attend-funeral-of-murdered-pensioner-28460427.html  (8 January 2009) “Murdered pensioner 'victim of sex attack'” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/murdered-pensioner-victim-of-sex-attack-28463968.html  (27 January 2009) “Bail granted to pharmacist on murder charge” in The Irish Times (13 February 2009) p. 4. “Sex attack on pensioner 'a possible attempt to fool police'” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/sex-attack-on-pensioner-a-possible-attempt-to-fool-police-28466439.html  (13 February 2009) “Killing suspect 'face switch' fear” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/killing-suspect-face-switch-fear-28483203.html (17 June 2009) “Murder accused had plans to buy bogus passport, court told” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/murder-accused-had-plans-to-buy-bogus-passport-court-told-28483390.html (18 June 2009) “File on pensioner's murder has been prepared, court told” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/file-on-pensioners-murder-has-been-prepared-court-told-28489741.html (6 August 2009) “Crucifix used in murder of Newry pensioner Maire Rankin, court hears” in The Belfast Telegraph   https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/crucifix-used-in-murder-of-newry-pensioner-maire-rankin-court-hears-28515405.html (2 February 2010) 'Pharmacist faces trial for murder of Newry granny” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/pharmacist-faces-trial-for-murder-of-newry-granny-28535405.html (13 May 2010) “Pharmacist faces trial for OAP's murder” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/pharmacist-faces-trial-for-oaps-murder-28657540.html (14 September 2011) for a full list of sources please see mensreapod.com
Dec 16, 2021
102 - The murder of Colleen Mulder
00:56:07
In 2004, 41 year old mother of 6, Colleen Mulder was found dead in her bed. Quickly, her husband Anton was arrested. Was Anton being abused? Or was he suffering from a mental disorder?  It would take 4 years of court proceedings to decide.  ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the fastest VPN on the market at nordVPN.com/mensrea and use the code MENSREA for an awesome discount! Sign up for the best monthly wine club around, and get a free case of three wines for the cost of shipping at wine52.com/mens  ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: DPP v Mulder   [2007] IECCA 63 DPP v Mulder [2009] IECCA 45 “Man charged after wife's death” in The Irish Independent    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-charged-after-wifes-death-26227785.html   (19 December 2004) Marie O'Halloran, “Husband accused of assault after wife's death” in The Irish Times (20 December 2004) p. 4. “Husband charged over wife's death” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/husband-charged-over-wifes-death-25889477.html  (20 December 2004) “News in Brief: Husband charged with murder” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news-in-brief-25997820.html   (2 February 2005) “Man remanded in custody over wife's murder” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-remanded-in-custody-over-wife-s-murder-1.1173715 (2 February 2005) “News in Brief” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news-in-brief-25998012.html   (3 February 2005) “Man sent to cells for outburst”  in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-sent-to-cells-for-outburst-26382683.html  (2 May 2006) “Victim's brother sent to cells after outburst in murder trial” in The Irish Times   (3 May 2006) p. 4. “Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of wife” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-pleads-guilty-to-manslaughter-of-wife-1.781260 (2 May 2006) Aodhan O'Faolain, “Man accused of killing wife 'had troubled marriage'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-accused-of-killing-wife-had-troubled-marriage-26382853.html  (4 May 2006) “Murder trial told of man's marital troubles” in The Irish Times    (4 May 2006) p. 4. For a full list of sources, please see www.mensreapod.com
Nov 30, 2021
Wondery Presents: The Shrink Next Door
00:07:46
Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbour in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbour -- and the house next door -- was wrong.  From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg. The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+.  Listen to the Shrink Next Door now!  https://link.chtbl.com/shrink_next_door?sid=Audio-Shrink_Next_Door_2021-Mens_Rea:_A_True_Crime_ Podcast
Nov 22, 2021
101 - A Few Days in May
00:49:43
In early May, 1996 - three women were killed violently in their own homes in separate incidents across Ireland. It all occurred in the space of three days. In fact, 1996 would go on to be the year with the most violent deaths of women in recent history. ********** Featured podcast - Making of a Detective ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources: “Man gets life for murdering his wife with breadknife” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-gets-life-for-murdering-his-wife-with-breadknife-1.54261 (21 March 1997) p. 4. “Man charged with murdering woman in Darndale” in The Irish Times (6 May 1996) p. 1. Eugene Moloney, “Brutal killer 'ignored mother's plea for mercy'” in The Irish Independent (6 May 1996) p. 1. “Murder charge man remanded” in The Irish Times (11 May 1996) p. 10. “Woman ran from home after stabbing, court told” in The Irish Times (14 March 1997) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Court told husband planned murder of his wife” in The Irish Independent (14 March 1997) p. 12. “Murder accused's illness halts trial” in The Irish Times (15 March 1997) p. 4. Susan McKay, “Man denies murder of wife in Darndale” in The Sunday Tribune (16 March 1997) p. 7 “Girlfriend says accused man spoke of killing his wife” in The Irish Times (19 March 1997) p. 6. Mary Carolan, “Murder trial told of stab wounds” in The Evening Herald (11 March 1997) p. 11. “Husband accepts responsibility for stabbing his wife” in The Irish Times (20 March 1997) p. 4. “Man gets life for murdering his wife with breadknife” in The Irish Times (21 March 1997) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Husband given life for murdering wife” in The Irish Independent (21 March 1997) p. 3. Alan O'Keefe, “Girl with the green eyes” in The Evening Herald (2 March 1997) p. 2 “Conviction for murder of wife upheld” in The Irish Times(14 July 1998) p. 4. 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Nov 16, 2021
Introducing: Shadow of Truth
00:05:31
It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was viciously murdered during a school day, and yet no one saw or heard a thing. The police arrested the janitor, Roman Zadorov, and he eventually confessed, but this was far from being the end of it. Based on the hit true-crime series from Netflix, the podcast "Shadow of Truth" will take you on a journey into one of the wildest and most contested murder cases in the history of Israel, as it reaches its final resolution, 15 years after it all started. Listen to Shadow of Truth http://wondery.fm/SOT_MensReaPod
Oct 27, 2021
100 - Provocation & the Gay Panic defence
00:56:50
There has been a lot of progress in relation to equal rights and protections for members of the LGBTQ+ in Ireland. However, despite decriminalisation in 1993, and the passage of Marriage Equality in 2015, there is still much to do. In addition to requiring effective hate speech legislation, the defence of provocation does allow a person accused of murder to claim that a romantic or sexual advance by an LGBTQ+ person resulted in a loss of control leading to the killing of that person. In this episode, we explore cases where this partial defence was employed at trial and appeal: the killing of John Roche in 1982, the murder of Gerard Hackett in 2002, and the kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in 1998.  Reasearch & Writing by Eileen MacFarlene of the Crimelapse Podcast  ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-accused-of-axe-murder-1.1136193 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/in-short-1.922163 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/in-short-1.1001883 https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30140040.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30139935.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30138989.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30138430.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30139868.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30139717.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30139503.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30139661.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30139390.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30073577.html https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30361179.html ‘Man Charged with murder in Co Cork’ Irish Times, October 22 2002 ‘Life sentence handed down for axe killing’ Irish Times, March 27th 2004 ‘Man accused of axe murder’ March 20th 2004 ‘Axe-killer gets life sentence for murder in derelict house’, Siobhan Gaffney, Irish Independent, March 27 2004 https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/axe-killer-gets-life-sentence-for-murder-in-derelict-house-26014155.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dead-man-hit-on-head-with-axe-seven-times-26013187.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-charged-with-derelict-house-murder-26031829.html https://www.rte.ie/news/2002/1021/31113-midleton/ https://www.rte.ie/news/2004/0319/47064-allingham/ https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/criminaljusticenotes/2020/07/30/the-provocation-defence-in-ireland/ https://criminaljusticeinireland.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/provocation-in-ireland-is-there-still-a-defence-for-the-defence/ https://www.newstalk.com/news/you-feel-helpless-40-of-homeless-people-have-been-sexually-assaulted-1182101 https://ichh.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Homelessness-Survey-13.04.2021.pdf https://www.cork-guide.ie/midleton/ https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-40183851.html DPP V Allingham, May 2008 DPP V Allingham, July 2008 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1924/act/10/section/29/enacted/en/html https://www.matthewshepard.org/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45968606 https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-victim-of-an-anti-gay-assault-dies Senate Judiciary Committee.  Hearings on The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (June 25, 2009). https://eu.coloradoan.com/story/news/2018/10/30/matthew-shepard-autopsy-no-hard-drugs-hand-shaped-bruises-found-wyoming-coroner/1820019002/ https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/open-spaces/2018-10-26/the-coroners-story-autopsy-reveals-details-about-matthew-shepards-hate-crime https://trib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/coroner-says-matthew-shepard-had-hand-shaped-bruising-on-groin-no-meth-in-system/article_78b3006a-e278-5616-a981-e00f4086f7d7.html https://famous-trials.com/mattshepard/2517-dennis-shepard-s-statement-to-henderson-in-court https://famous-trials.com/images/ftrials/mattshepard/Wyoming_v_Henderson_Transcrip47.pdf https://famous-trials.com/mattshepard/2506-charges-against-russell-henderson-october-13-1998 https://lgbtbar.org/programs/advocacy/gay-trans-panic-defense/ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/declan-flynn-queer-bashing-murder-still-very-raw-36-years-on-1.3548395 https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/declan-flynn-murder-changed-ireland https://www.thejournal.ie/history-lgbt-rights-ireland-4078424-Jun2018/ https://www.thejournal.ie/anniversary-decriminalisation-homosexuality-ireland-963902-Jun2013/ https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/officials-redouble-efforts-to-expunge-gay-convictions-39830386.html https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/11/28/courts-in-39-american-states-still-admit-the-gay-panic-defence https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/publications/research-publications/a-review-of-research-on-victimisation-of-the-gay-and-lesbian-community-in-ireland.pdf https://www.iccl.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Hate-Crime-Report-LR-WEB.pdf (ICCL report, pages; 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Oct 24, 2021
99 - Loose Threads: The murder of Deborah Robinson
01:05:38
In 1980, 19 year old Deborah Robinson took a bus from her home in Belfast down to Dublin for the day. She never returned. Her body was found in ditch in rural Co. Kildare, and launched a huge murder investigation. It looked like the case might go cold after a year went by with no breaks in the case.  But some loose threads lead investigators to a new suspect. ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Hunt for killer of Belfast girl” in The Belfast Telegraph(10 September 1980) p. 1, 4. “Check on bus passengers in murder hunt” in The Irish Times(11 September 1980) p. 1 “Deborah 'met someone in Dundalk'” in The Belfast Telegraph(11 September 1980) p. 1, 4. Michael MacConnell, “Belfast girl may have known killer” in The Irish Times (12 September 1980) p. 1 “Murder hunt: student held” in The Belfast Telegraph(12 September 1980) p. 1 “Man quizzed in murder hunt” in The Newcastle Evening Chronicle (13 September 1980) p. 1 “Deborah murder: man is still held” in The Belfast Telegraph(13 September 1980) p. 1. Dymphna Curley, “RUC interview couple who spoke to Deborah” in The Belfast Telegraph (15 September 1980) p. 1. Michael Devine, “Deborah: police review clues” in The Belfast Telegraph (16 September 1980) p. 4. “Gardai step up murder inquiries” in The Irish Times(16 September 1980) p. 1. “Deborah's mother talks to Swords man” in The Belfast Telegraph(17 September 1980) p. 11. “Gardai renew murder appeal” in The Belfast Telegraph(25 September 1980) p. 1. “Gardai in murder hunt search canal” in The Belfast Telegraph(26 September 1980) p. 13. Michael Devine, “Family of missing Eire girl fear 'Deborah' fate” in The Belfast Telegraph (2 October 1980) p. 1. “Garda seek sex killer after girl found strangled” in The Belfast Telegraph (7 November 1980) p. 5. “Fibres clue in hunt for Belfast girl's killer” in The Belfast Telegraph(12 December 1980) p. 3. “Gardai get new clues on murder” in The Irish Times(12 December 1980) p. 1. “Murder inquiry 'opened up again'” in The Irish Times(19 December 1980) p. 6. “Dead girl's parents hit out at authorities” in The Belfast Telegraph(23 July 1981) p. 4. Michael Devine, “One year on and the trail to Deborah's killer has gone cold” in The Belfast Telegraph(9 September 1981) p. 4 Michael Devine, “Belfast man in court on Deborah murder charge” in The Belfast Telegraph(3 December 1981) p. 1. “Man in day trip death case remanded” in The Belfast Telegraph(10 December 1981) p. 12. Michael Devine, “Murder probe 'one of gardai's biggest'” in The Belfast Telegraph(4 January 1982) p. 4. “Suicide threat of murder accused” in The Belfast Telegraph(16 January 1982) p. 5. “Deborah charge: bail not sought” in The Belfast Telegraph(30 January 1982) p. 3. “Court told how date trip girl was found dead in Kildare ditch” in The Belfast Telegraph(22 March 1982) p. 1, 4. “Man pleads not guilty to Belfast girl's murder” in The Irish Times(23 March 1982) p. 11. “Deborah died from strangulation – doctor” in The Belfast Telegraph(24 March 1982) p. 4. “Murdered girl's death due to strangulation, pathologist tells court” in The Irish Times(24 March 1982) p. 13. “Court told murdered girl died facing her attacker” in The Irish Times(25 March 1982) p. 15. “Man admitted Deborah killing, court told” in The Belfast Telegraph(26 March 1982) p. 1, 4. “Murder trial told of visit to priest” in The Irish Times(27 March 1982) p. 8. “Deborah: verdict must be murder, court told” in The Belfast Telegraph(29 March 1982) p. 1, 5. “Deborah's parents plan Ripper-style case against killer” in The Belfast Telegraph(30 March 1982) p. 17 “The long journey which ended in violent death” in The Belfast Telegraph(30 March 1982) p. 17. “Man gets life for murder of girl” in The Irish Times(30 March 1982) p. 1. “Robinson a teenager happy with her life” in The Irish Times(30 March 1982) p. 7. Chris Kelly, “Deborah trial leads to move in child case” in The Belfast Telegraph(31 March 1982) p. 1. “English girl's death review” in The Irish Times(31 March 1982) p. 6. “Killer fails in bid for freedom” in The Evening Herald(20 September 1996) p. 6. Ray Managh and Annemaria McEneaney, “Murderer of blind date girl loses plea after 15 years' jail” in The Irish Independent(21 September 1996) p. 9. Catherine Halloran, “Kerry head of Murder Squad in RTE documentary” in The Kerryman(5 February 1999) p. 3. Pol O Conghaile, “Silent Witness” in The Irish Independent(20 May 2000) p.p. 44-48. “Killer fails to get his life term reduced” in The Irish Times(21 September 1996) p. 4. Roisin Ingle, “Plastic bags and tweezers” in The Irish Times(2 March 1999) p. 13. “Clear your conscience” in The Newcastle Journal(14 September 1974) p. 3. “'Murder' shout at girl inquest” in The Newcastle Journal(18 January 1975) p. 3. Martin Breen, “Sex beast back on Belfast streets” in Sunday Life https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/sex-beast-back-on-belfast-streets-28482096.html(7 June 2009) “Killer rapist now married to Presbyterian deaconess wife” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/killer-rapist-now-married-to-presbyterian-deaconess-wife-28780830.html(14 August 2012) Rapist and murderer accused of harrassing long los daughter” in The Impartial Reporter https://www.impartialreporter.com/news/13896703.rapist-and-murderer-accused-of-harrassing-long-lost-daughter/(23 October 2015) Damon Wilkinson, “The man who killed my 9 year old sister walked free. He went on to rape and murder a teenage girl” in  The Manchester Evening News https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/the-man-who-killed-nine-14233328(4 February 2018)
Oct 17, 2021
Introducing: This Is Actually Happening
00:08:29
What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that features extraordinary life changing stories told by the people who lived them. We’ve all had powerful moments in our lives that have given us the feeling of, “Nothing is ever going to be the same.” This is Actually Happening explores these moments head-on. These immersive, gripping stories will have you on the edge of your seat, waiting to hear what will happen next. This is just a preview of This is Actually Happening, but you can listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/TIAH_MensRea
Sep 28, 2021
98 - A Question of Disorder: The murders of Anne & Annie Gillespie
01:10:30
In 1988, Anne Gillespie was 18 years old. She was looking forward to embarking on adult life. There was just one problem - her boyfriend of over three years had begun to behave horribly. She decided to end things. Her boyfriend, 22 year old John Gallagher, decided that if Anne would no longer speak to him, he'd kill her.  John also shot Anne's mother, Annie. No one could have predicted it, nor could they have known about the 24 years the two families would spend in and out of court. ******** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! 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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Michael Finlan, “Gardai wait to interview man in hospital” in The Irish Times (20 September 1988) p. 1 “Donegal man on murder charge” in The Irish Times (22 September 1988) p. 1. “Man to face murder charge” in The Irish Times (14 January 1989) p. 12 “Man accused of double killing was jilted by girlfriend” in The Irish Times (12 July 1989) p. 8 'Killer 'told man to run for his life'” in The Irish Times (13 July 1989) p. 12. “Man was 'taking big doses of slimming pills' before shooting” in The Irish Times (14 July 1989) p. 10. “Trial told of 'love tape' sent to victim of shooting” in The Irish Times (15 July 1989) p. 8. “Killer's judgement 'impaired' court told” in The Irish Times (18 July 1989) p. 8. “Man 'was not mentally ill' during Sligo shootings” in The Irish Times (19 July 1989) p. 12. “Jury finds Gallagher guilty but insane” in The Irish Times (20 July 1989) p. 7. Maol Muire Tynan, “Murder girl had sought to end relationship” in The Irish Times (20 July 1989) p. 7. Mary Maher, “Law on 'guilty but insane' verdicts to be challenged” in The Irish Times (31 July 1989) p. 1. “Protest over move to release killer” in The Irish Times (23 Janaury 1990) p. 5. “Murder victim's family seek hearing at appeal” in The Irish Times (30 January 1990) p. 10. “Apllication to free killer adjourned by judge” in The Irish Times (27 February 1990) p. 8 “Alter 'guilty but insane' law – psychiatrist” in The Irish Times (25 June 1990) p. 2. “Application to free killer unresolved” in The Irish Times (28 July 1990) p. 14. “Double killer now sane, court told” in The Irish Times (31 July 1990) p. 4 “Lawyers differ in 'guilty but insane' case” in The Irish Times (17 October 1990) p. 4. “Judge declines to release Gallagher” in The Irish Times (15 December 1990) p. 4. Paul Carney, “Applicaiton of 1883 law has divided High Court judges” in The Irish Times (15 December 1990) p. 4. “Court to consider Gallagher challenge” in The Irish Times (18 December 1990) p. 13 “Gallagher appeal date fixed” in The Irish Times (19 December 1990) p. 3. “Supreme Court opens Gallagher appeal” in The Irish Times (23 January 1991) p. 16 “Court reserves judgment in Gallagehr case” in The Irish Times (24 january 1991) p. 5. “Gallagher case referred to Government” in The Irish Times (13 February 1991) p. 4. Paul Carney, “Gallagher decision now up to Government” in The Irish Times (13 February 1991) p. 11. “Man in double killing gets ruling on detention” in The Irish Times (16 may 1991) p. 5. Padraig Yeates, “Cases highlight urgency of 'guilty but insane' reform” in The Irish Times (25 July 1991) p. 12. “Inquiry pledge halts Dundrum dentention case” in The Irish Times (27 July 1991) p. 3. Jim Cusack, “Law on 'guilty but insane' to be reformed” in The Irish Times (8 November 1991) p. 2. Jim Cusack, “Gallagher campaign to result in reform of 'guilty but insane' verdict” in The Irish Times (8 November 1991) p. 12. Jim Cusack, “'Guilty but insane' man released” in The Irish Times (22 November 1991) p. 4. “Man in Central Mental Hospital gets leave to challenge detentions” in The Irish Times (27 July 1993) p. 5. “Family fears for lives if Gallagher is set free” in The Irish Times (24 April 1996) p. 3. “Gallagher case date to be fixed soon” in The Irish Times (30 April 1996) p. 4 “Court told of family's fears over release of Gallagher” in The Irish Times (11 June 1996) p. 5 “Three Judges to rule on detention of double killer” in The Irish Times (20 June 1996) p. 5. Christine Newman, “Relatives seek right to give evidence on detention of killer” in The Irish Times (21 June 1996) p. 4. “Gallagher could kill again if set free, court told” in The Irish Times (21 June 1996) p. 4 “Gallagher would leave country, court told” in The Irish Times (22 June 1996) p. 4. “Families of victims in Gallagher case refused inquiry representation” in The Irish Times (10 July 1996) p. 4. Christine Newman, “Gallagher not mentally ill when he killed two women in 1988 – doctor” in The Irish Times (18 July 1996) p. 5 “Phased release 'only way' to assess Gallagher” in The Irish Times (19 July 1996) p. 4. Christine Newman, “Hospital director accepts Gallagher disorder a risk” in The Irish Times (20 July 1996) p. 4. Christine Newman, “Judgment delayed in Gallagher detention court case” in The Irish Times (24 July 1996) p. 4. Frank McNally “Gallagher detention upheld by High Court” in The Irish Times (7 September 1996) p. 1. Padraig O'Morain, “Paroled murderer failed to return by deadline” in The Irish Times (17 July 200) p. 1. Clare Murphy, “Gardai believe murderer may have escaped to Britain” in The Irish Times (18 July 2000) p. 1. Clare Murphy, “Gallagher 'built up a high level of trust” in The Irish Times (18 July 2000) p. 3. Clare Murphy, “Shatter wants statement on disappearance of Gallagher” in The Irish Times (19 July 2000) p. 5. Clare Murphy, Frank Millar and Frank Kilfeather, “Gardai face legal problems with Gallagher extradition” in The Irish Times (22 July 2000) p. 1. Kitty Holland, “Department says Gallagher 'legally a threat'” in The Irish Times (24 July 2000) p. 4. Jim Cusack, “No sign Gallagher is in Donegal” in The Irish Times (20 January 2001) p. 5. Carol Coulter, 'Bill to reform law on criminal insanity” in The Irish Times (3 December 2002) p. 4. Stephen Maguire, “Killer of mother and daughter back in detention” in The Irish Times (23 May 2012) p. 2. Stephen Maguire, “Gallagher's family not told he was back in custody” in The Irish Times (24 May 2012) p. 5. Carol O'Brien, “Release now an option for the 'guilty but insane'” in The Irish Times (24 May 2012) p. 5. Rowan Gallagher and Stephen Maguire, “Gallagher release may be inevitable – Shatter” in The Irish Times (25 May 2012) p. 4. Stephen Maguire and Pamela Duncan, “Double killer released from mental hospital” in The Irish Times (30 June 2012) p. 3. Tom Tuite, “Judge to consider Gallagher case for absconding” in The Irish Times (24 October 2012) p. 4. “Serving of Gallagher summons defective” in The Irish Times (31 October 2012) p. 4. CRIMINAL LAW (INSANITY) ACT 2006
Sep 23, 2021
Bonus: The Killing of Fr Niall Molloy
00:39:45
In the course of researching the assassination of Veronica Guerin, I came across the mention of files stolen from the offices of the Director of Public Prosecution by Martin Cahill (The General) and his gang. John Traynor told reporter Paul Williams that one in particular, the file relating to the investigation of the death of Fr Niall Molloy, was used in a trade to get him out of charges for receiving stolen goods. Why in the world was this file so important? I had to know. And so this week, we have the bizarre tale of the unsolved murder of Father Niall Molloy. Fr Molloy was murdered in the home of his friends and business associates, the Flynn's, in the summer of July 1985, a day after the wedding of one of the daughters. No one has ever been convicted of his murder. Find the new RTE documentary on Fr Niall's death here   (#notanad) ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit  crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atyrR3jxEtA  - Today, tonight, RTE, 1987 Maresa Fagan, Fr Niall Molloy: “Truth out there' as chapter in unsolved death closes” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/fr-niall-molloy-truth-out-there-as-chapter-in-unsolved-death-closes-1.2989386 25 February 2017 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Niall_Molloy Gemma O'Doherty, “Truth about FR Molloy's murder will rock the State” in The Sunday Independent https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/gemma-odoherty-truth-about-fr-molloys-murder-will-rock-the-state-28904708.html 22 November 2012 'On the day of his death, Fr Niall said he was dreading going over to the Flynns” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/on-the-day-of-his-death-fr-niall-said-he-was-dreading-going-over-to-the-flynns-26692151.html 23 October 2010 Paul Reynolds, “GSOC critical of failure to keep Molloy documents” in RTE NEWS  https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0709/977506-fr-niall-molloy/ 10 July 2018 Aoife Barry  “Call for judicial inquiry into death of Fr Niall Molloy” in TheJournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/judicial-inquiry-fr-niall-molloy-692242-Nov2012/ 27 November 2012 Colin Maher, “Who Rid Them of this Troublesome Priest?” in Broadsheet.ie https://www.broadsheet.ie/2013/08/23/the-troublesome-priest/ 23 August 2013 Michael Clifford, “Why was a priest killed in a couple's bedroom at an unholy hour?” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/why-was-a-priest-killed-in-a-couples-bedroom-at-an-unholy-hour-855138.html  14 July 2018 Eavan Murray, “'I know who murdered my uncle' : Probe into Fr Niall Molloy's death” in The Sun https://www.thesun.ie/archives/irish-news/25065/i-know-who-murdered-my-uncle/ 11 April 2015 David Langwallner, “Law is Boring – Trials are Fun” in The Village Magazine https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2016/11/law-is-boring/ 19 November 2016 "Bodger", “It became apparent many original documents,  including exhibits, are missing” in Broadsheet.ie https://www.broadsheet.ie/tag/fr-niall-molloy/ 9 July 2018
Sep 10, 2021
97 - Part Two: With Impunity
01:02:03
7 years apart, two young and vulnerable teenaged girls went missing - Arlene Arkinson in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1994 and Hannah Williams in London in 2001. The similarities in their cases were no coincidence, but would their murderer ever truly face justice? ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit  crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Check out the new series of Dr. Death - MIRACLE MAN from Wondery out now! Find it here ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Clothes provide clue to body's identity” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1883208.stm(20 March 2002) “Man questioned over cement works death” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1889567.stm(24 March 2002) “Cement works body named” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1896508.stm(27 March 2002) “Man held over Hannah murder” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1994353.stm(17 May 2002) “Hannah murder charge” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1995453.stm(19 May 2002) “Man remanded over Hannah murder” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1995453.stm(20 May 2002) “Girl's killer serves life in jail” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/4263918.stm(20 September 2005) “Day Kathleen's world turned upside down” in The Belfast Telegraphhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/day-kathleens-world-turned-upside-down-28373563.html(5 July 2008) Gail Walker, “Missing girl's sister in bid to end rumours” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/missing-girls-sister-in-bid-to-end-rumours-28372063.html(5 July 2008) “Police defend Arkinson house search” in The Belfast Telegraphhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/police-defend-arkinson-house-search-28383547.html(5 July 2008) “RUC is sued after Arkinson home search” in The Belfast Telegraphhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/ruc-is-sued-after-arkinson-home-search-28375523.html(5 July 2008) For a full list of sources see mensreapod.com
Aug 23, 2021
Introducing - Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man
00:05:42
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question.  From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil.  Listen to Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man: http://wondery.fm/DDS3_MensRea 
Aug 17, 2021
97 - Part One: With Impunity
00:57:47
7 years apart, two young and vulnerable teenaged girls went missing - Arlene Arkinson in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1994 and Hannah Williams in London in 2001. The similarities in their cases were no coincidence, but would their murderer ever truly face justice? Part Two of this series is out in one week's time.  ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Clothes provide clue to body's identity” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1883208.stm(20 March 2002) “Man questioned over cement works death” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1889567.stm(24 March 2002) “Cement works body named” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1896508.stm(27 March 2002) “Man held over Hannah murder” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1994353.stm(17 May 2002) “Hannah murder charge” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1995453.stm(19 May 2002) “Man remanded over Hannah murder” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1995453.stm(20 May 2002) “Girl's killer serves life in jail” from BBC News   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/4263918.stm(20 September 2005) “Day Kathleen's world turned upside down” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/day-kathleens-world-turned-upside-down-28373563.html(5 July 2008) Gail Walker, “Missing girl's sister in bid to end rumours” in The Belfast Telegraph  https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/missing-girls-sister-in-bid-to-end-rumours-28372063.html(5 July 2008) “Police defend Arkinson house search” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/police-defend-arkinson-house-search-28383547.html(5 July 2008) “RUC is sued after Arkinson home search” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/ruc-is-sued-after-arkinson-home-search-28375523.html(5 July 2008) “Arlene hunt scaled down” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/arlene-hunt-scaled-down-28376434.html(5 July 2008) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Aug 16, 2021
96 - Nicola Furlong: Murder in the Land of the Rising Sun
01:03:06
In May of 2012, Nicola Furlong and her best friend Sarah were enjoying an exciting year on Erasmus in a university in Japan. On the night of the 23rd, the two Wexford girls hit the town to see a Nicki Minaj concert that was on in Tokyo. But after missing their last train home, their care-free night out would end in disaster. ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit  .co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Check out the amazing CBD infused oils and drinks from Trip at drink-trip.com and use the code TRUECRIME for 15% off your first order and free shipping! Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code REA Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Check out the new bonus episodes of Dr. Death from Wondery out now! Find them here  ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Mark Jilliard, Luke Byrne and Brendan Furlong, “Myster as Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong found dead in Tokyo hotel room” in The Irish Independent  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/mystery-as-irish-exchange-student-nicola-furlong-found-dead-in-tokyo-hotel-room-26857258.html(25 May 2012) Rowan Gallagher, “DCU student found dead in Tokyo hotel” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dcu-student-found-dead-in-tokyo-hotel-1.523785(25 May 2012) Rowan Gallagher and David McNeill, “Man in custody after DCU student's death” in The Irish Times(26 May 2012) p. 6. Mark Hilliard and Luke Byrne, “Two men quizzed over student's death in Japan” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/two-men-quizzed-over-students-death-in-japan-26857627.html(26 May 2012) “Two held in Nicola killing” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/two-held-in-nicola-killing-26857826.html(27 May 2012) Luke Byrne, Mark Hilliard and Brendan Furlong, “Student Nicola Furlong suffered sexual assault after strangulation in Tokyo” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/student-nicola-furlong-suffered-sexual-assault-after-strangulation-in-tokyo-26858712.html(28 May 2012) “Two held over Irish student's death” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/two-held-over-irish-students-death-26858762.html(28 May 2012) Danielle Demetriou “Two charged with  sex assault on murdered Nicola's friend” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/two-charged-with-sex-assault-on-murdered-nicolas-friend-26858709.html(28 May 2012) David McNeill, “DCU student's body flown home” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dcu-student-s-body-flown-home-1.717712(31 May 2012) “Two US rappers being questioned by police” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/enniscorthyguardian/news/two-us-rappers-being-questioned-by-police-27256910.html(5 June 2012) For a full list of sources see mensreapod.com
Jul 26, 2021
95 - Desecration: The murder of Patricia O'Connor
01:35:47
In the summer of 2017, body parts were discovered strewn across the scenic landscape of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Gardai began a wide-scale search and a murder investigation. But only days later a man presented himself at a south Dublin Garda station, confessing to the murder of his 61 year old mother in law, Patricia O'Connor. But was he telling the whole story?  ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit  crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** Check out our featured podcast How The Yes Was Won. Listen HERE or check out their website howtheyeswaswon.com #repealed ********** With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Cathal McMahon, Robin Schiller and Conor Feehan, “Wicklow mountains murder victim named locally and remembered as 'loving grandmother'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/wicklow-mountains-murder-victim-named-locally-and-remembered-as-loving-grandmother-35825348.html (14 June 2017) “Woman whose remains were found in Wicklow mountains reported missing on June 2” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/woman-whose-remains-were-found-in-wicklow-mountains-reported-missing-on-june-2-35826611.html (14 June 2017) Conor Lally, Conor Gallagher and Jack Power, “Gardai believe woman was killed due to long-running dispute” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda%C3%AD-believe-woman-was-killed-due-to-long-running-dispute-1.3120069 (15 June 2017) Sean Dunne, “'It was self-defence': Man charged in Wicklow body case” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/it-was-self-defence-man-charged-in-wicklow-body-case-1.3120687 (15 June 2017) Robin Schiller, “Neighbours recall victim Patricia as a 'quiet, polite woman'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/neighbours-recall-victim-patricia-as-a-quiet-polite-woman-35828219.html (15 June 2017) Robin Schiller and Cathal McMahon, “Wicklow Mountains killing suspect made admissions to gardai day before arrest – but was released” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wicklow-mountains-killing-suspect-made-admissions-to-gardai-day-before-arrest-but-was-released-35828215.html (15 June 2017) Cathal McMahon, “Man charged in connection with the murder of Wicklow mountains victim Patricia O'Connor” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/man-charged-in-connection-with-the-murder-of-wicklow-mountains-victim-patricia-oconnor-35829219.html (15 June 2017) Eimear Cotter, “'It was self-defence' – man appears in court charged with the murder of Patricia O'Connor” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/it-was-self-defence-man-appears-in-court-charged-with-the-murder-of-patricia-oconnor-35829639.html (15 June 2017) “Wicklow shock after gruesome killing” in The Wicklow People https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/news/wicklow-shock-after-gruesome-killing-35848357.html (24 June 2017) Conor Feehan, “Funeral takes place for mother whose remains were found on mountains” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/funeral-takes-place-for-mother-whose-remains-found-on-mountains-35983113.html (31 July 2017) Ronan McGreevey, “Three arrested over killing of Dublin grandmother” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/three-arrested-over-killing-of-dublin-grandmother-1.3207716 (2 September 2017) Louise Kelly, “Three arrested in connection with murder of Dublin grandmother Patricia O'Connor:” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/three-arrested-in-connection-with-murder-of-dublin-grandmother-patricia-oconnor-36093726.html (2 September 2017) “Gardai release three held over Patricia O'Connor killing” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda%C3%AD-release-three-held-over-patricia-o-connor-killing-1.3208302 (3 September 2017) “Three questioned over murder of dismembered grandmother released without charge” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/three-questioned-over-murder-of-dismembered-grandmother-released-without-charge-36095820.html (3 September 2017) “Three questioned over murder of dismembered grandmother released without charge” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/three-questioned-over-murder-of-dismembered-grandmother-released-without-charge-36095820.html (3 September 2017) Emer Sugrue, “Man (40) arrested in relation to Patricia O'Connor murder” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/man-40-arrested-in-relation-to-patricia-o-connor-murder-1.3234230 (26 September 2017) “Gardai make another arrest in relation to murder of grandmother Patricia O'Connor” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-make-another-arrest-in-relation-to-murder-of-grandmother-patricia-oconnor-36169287.html (26 September 2017) “Trial date for murder accused” in The Wicklow Peoplehttps://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/news/trial-date-for-murder-accused-36422396.html (23 December 2017) Tom Tuite, “Man sent forward for trial over death of Dublin grandmother” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/man-sent-forward-for-trial-over-death-of-dublin-grandmother-1.3319205 (7 December 2017) Ken Foy and Conor Feehan, “Garda divers search for 'weapon' used in gruesome dismemberment of Dublin grandmother” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/garda-divers-search-for-weapon-used-in-gruesome-dismemberment-of-dublin-grandmother-36453084.html (2 January 2018) Eimear Cotter, “Four people charged with impeding investigation into murder of grandmother Patricia O'Connor” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/four-people-charged-with-impeding-investigation-into-murder-of-grandmother-patricia-oconnor-37433951.html (18 October 2018) “Four charged with impeding investigation of Patricia O'Connor's murder” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/four-charged-with-impeding-investigation-of-patricia-o-connor-s-murder-1.3667925 (18 October 2018) “Four charged with impeding investigation” in The Bray Peoplehttps://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/four-charged-with-impeding-investigation-37450765.html (27 October 2018) “Date for murder trial is vacated” in The Wicklow Peoplehttps://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/news/date-for-murder-trial-is-vacated-37475596.html (3 November 2018) Alison O'Riordan, “Dublin woman's body dismembered and found in nice locations, court told” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/dublin-woman-s-body-dismembered-and-found-in-nine-locations-court-told-1.4141002 (15 January 2020) Alison O'Riordan, “Man denies murder of woman whose remains found scattered in Wicklow” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/man-denies-murder-of-woman-whose-remains-found-scattered-in-wicklow-1.4139479 (14 January 2020) Andrew Phelan, “Man to go on trial for murder of grandmother Patricia O'Connor” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/man-to-go-on-trial-for-murder-of-grandmother-patricia-oconnor-38860998.html (14 January 2020)
Jun 28, 2021
94 - Bonus: Serial - Slawomir Gierlowski
00:41:34
In May of 2016, a woman was attacked as she walked to work by a man wielding a knife. In the course of the investigation, the assault was linked to two other crimes - both sexually motivated.  Gardai also linked the crime to a suspect - 31 year old Slawomir Gierlowski.  ********** Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th and 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Check out the amazing CBD infused oils and drinks from Trip at drink-trip.com and use the code TRUECRIME for 15% off your first order and free shipping! Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Music: McLeod, Quinns Song : The Dance Begins. (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 ********* Sources: The People (DPP) v Gierlowski [2021] IECA 13 (unapproved) Available here Tom Tuite, “Roofer accused of double false imprisonment and sexual assault of woman” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/roofer-accused-of-double-false-imprisonment-and-sexual-assault-of-woman-34768304.html   (2 June 2016) Declan Brennan, “Dublin man accused of carrying out three attacks on women goes on trial” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/dublin-man-accused-of-carrying-out-three-attacks-on-women-goes-on-trial-36632827.html   (22 February 2018) Declan Brennan, “Woman tells jury she thought she was going to die during alleged sexual assault” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/woman-tells-jury-she-thought-she-going-to-die-during-alleged-sexual-assault-36637316.html   (23 February 2018) Declan Brennan, “Sex attack victim had tape over face” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/sex-attack-victim-had-tape-over-face-court-told-36647740.html   (27 February 2018) Declan Brennan, “Woman felt knife cut through her fingers during alleged Luas stop attack, court told” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/woman-felt-knife-cut-through-her-fingers-during-alleged-luas-stop-attack-court-told-36650418.html   (27 February 2018) Declan Brennan, “Gardai linked van near scene of sex attack to accused trial told” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/garda%C3%AD-linked-van-near-scene-of-sex-attack-to-accused-trial-told-1.3415898   (5 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “Court hears how Gardai used CCTV footage to plot journey of van linked to alleged attacker” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30831186.html    (6 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “Sex assault accused had cable ties in back of van” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/sex-assault-accused-had-cable-ties-in-back-of-van-36682075.html   (8 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “DNA links accused to sex attacks on three women over years, court is told” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/dna-links-accused-to-sex-attacks-on-three-women-over-years-court-is-told-36689947.html   (10 March 2018) Isabel Hayes, “'I don't understand how my DNA ended up on that item': Accused denies three Dublin attacks on women” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30832348.html   (13 March 2018) Soyna McLean, “Alleged attacker's fingerprints found on duct tape at scene, court told” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/alleged-attackers-fingerprints-found-on-duct-tape-at-scene-court-told-36705423.html   (14 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “DNA is the 'golden thread' that connects random attacks on three women in Dublin – trial hears” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/dna-is-the-golden-thread-that-connects-random-attacks-on-three-women-in-dublin-trial-hears-36725849.html   (20 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “Man found guilty of carrying out 'random' late night sex attacks on women”  in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/man-found-guilty-of-carrying-out-random-late-night-sex-attacks-on-women-36734242.html   (22 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “Roofer found guilty of third 'random' late-night violent attack on women in Dublin” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/roofer-found-guilty-of-third-random-late-night-violent-attack-on-women-in-dublin-36736667.html   (23 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “Man who carried out late night violent sex attacks on three women to be sentenced in May” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/man-who-carried-out-late-night-violent-sex-attacks-on-three-women-to-be-sentenced-in-may-36737997.html   (23 March 2018) Declan Brennan, “Father jailed for carrying out random assaults on three women” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/pictured-father-jailed-for-carrying-out-random-assaults-on-three-women-37036047.html   (21 June 2018) Declan Brennan, “Man in jail for attacks on three women convicted of trying to rape another” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/man-in-jail-for-attacks-on-three-women-convicted-of-trying-to-rape-another-1.3908606   (29 May 2019) Brion Hoban and Declan Brennan, “Roofer serving prison term for random sex attacks on three women continues to maintain innocence court hears” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/roofer-serving-prison-term-for-random-sex-attacks-on-three-women-continues-to-maintain-innocence-court-hears-38358959.html   (30 July 2019) Paul Reynolds, “Sentencing adjourned in 2010 sexual assault case” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/courts/2019/0730/1066047-slawomir-gierlowski-court/   (30 July 2019)
Jun 19, 2021
93 - Never Forget: The murder of Marioara Rostas
01:02:51
In January 2008, 18 year old Marioara got into a car on Lombard Street in Dublin City centre, where she and some of her family had been begging for change. She was never seen again. During the garda investigation it became clear that this was an unusual crime - a seemingly random act of violence, likely committed by a member of one of Dublin's criminal gangs. After 6 years, a man went on trial. But would there be justice for Marioara? ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th and 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Claim your free case of 8 craft beers at beer52.com/MENS - just pay postage! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Stephen Breen and Owen Conlon, The Hitmen: The Shocking True Story of a Family of Killers for Hire(London: Penguin, 2021). Purchase it here “Gardai appeal for information in missing Romanian woman” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/gardai-appeal-for-information-on-missing-romania-woman-26344480.html (13 January 2008) Allison Bray and Ralph Riegel, “No trace of missing man after sea search” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/no-trace-of-missing-man-after-sea-search-26344608.html (14 January 2008) “Three arrested in connection with woman's disappearance” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/three-arrested-in-connection-with-womans-disappearance-26495577.html (28 November 2008) Conor Lally, “Three held over missing woman (19)” in The Irish Times (29 November 2008) p. 8. Tom Brady, “Three held over missing girl” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/three-held-over-missing-girl-26495654.html(29 November 2008) “Three in custody over disappearance of Romanian girl” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/three-in-custody-over-disappearance-of-romanian-girl-26496234.html(1 December 2008) Conor Lally, “Four held as gardai search canal for missing teen” in The Irish Times (1 December 2008) p. 4. Tom Brady, “Teenager feared killed for refusing to be a prostitute” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/teenager-feared-killed-for-refusing-to-be-a-prostitute-26496418.html(2 December 2008) “Man still in custody over teenager's disappearance” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/man-still-in-custody-over-teenagers-disappearance-26496445.html(2 December 2008) Alison Healy, “Gardai release three with no charge” in The Irish Times (2 December 2008) p. 3. Tom Brady, “Gardai to step up searches in case of missing girl” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-to-step-up-searches-in-case-of-missing-girl-26496650.html(3 December 2008) Meave Sheehan, “The promise of a hot meal lured this girl to her death” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-promise-of-a-hot-meal-lured-this-girl-to-her-death-26558743.html(16 August 2009) “Fresh appeal launched over missing teenager” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/fresh-appeal-launched-over-missing-teenager-26566653.html(16 September 2009) Tom Brady and Mark Hilliard, “Journalist steps up security after death threats” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/journalist-steps-up-security-after-death-threats-26797867.html(2 December 2011) Conor Lally and Ronan McGreevy, “Search resume for remains of woman (19)” in The Irish Times (12 January 2012) p. 6. Tom Brady and Luke Byrne, “Forest combed in hunt for Roma Teen missing since 2008” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/forest-combed-in-hunt-for-roma-teen-missing-since-2008-26810389.html(12 January 2012) Tim O'Brien “Garda search for remains in Wicklow to resume” in The Irish Times (13 January 2012) p. 2. “Search for body of girl expands” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/search-for-body-of-girl-expands-26810703.html(13 January 2012) “Gardai continue to search for body at forestry land in Kippure” in The Bray Peoplehttps://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/gardai-continue-to-search-for-body-at-forestry-land-in-kippure-27648791.html(19 January 2012) Ed Carty, “Bag believed to contain body of Romanian teenager found by Gardai in Wicklow mountains” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/bag-believed-to-contain-body-of-romanian-teenager-found-by-gardai-in-wicklow-mountains-26814091.html(23 January 2012) Ed Carty, “Bones found in bag believed to be those of Romanian teen” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/bones-found-in-bag-believed-to-be-those-of-romanian-teen-26814159.html(23 January 2012) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
May 31, 2021
92 - No Excuse: The murder of Mary Doogue
00:49:30
In October of 1995, Mary Doogue was beaten to death. She lay in her bed in her cold dark home for 12 hours before she got any medical attention, and died shortly after. Her partner 19 year old Stephen Davis was arrested two days later.  He would tell the court that he had been provoked. Would a jury buy his excuse? ********* Resources:Ireland & UK Women's Aid IE: Call 1800 341 900 Refuge UK: 0808 2000 247 ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit  crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Liz Allen, “Mother dies in brutal beating” in The Irish Independent (21 October 1995) p. 1. Ann O'Loughlin and Stephen McGrath, “Mum's killer seen by child?” in The Evening Herald (21 October 1995) p.p. 1-2. “Man arrested in Athy death” in The Sunday Tribune (22 October 1995) p. 3. Joanne McElgunn and Mike McNiffe, “Murdered mum Mary names her killer with her dying breath” in The Sunday World (22 October 1995) p. 1 -2. Alan O'Keefe, Don Lavery and Stephen McGrath, “Tragedy girl *childsname* (5) did not see her mum's killer” in The Sunday Independent (22 October 1995) p. 3. “I didn't go out to kill' – accused” in The Evening Herald (23 October 1995) p. 2. “Teenager accused of murder” in The Irish Independent (23 October 1995) p. 14. “Murder charge remand” in The Evening Herald (24 October 1995) p. 2. “Young man on trial for killing mum” in The Evening Herald (3 March 1997) p. 6. “Counsel tells court of 'great violence' and multiple injuries done to mother of six” in The Irish Times (4 March 1997) p. 3. Mary Carolan, “Mother killed by boyfriend, trial jury told” in The Irish Independent (4 March 1997) p. 6. “Court hears of victims 'fears'” in The Irish Independent (4 March 1997) p. 6. “Murder trial told of assault on mum” in The Evening Herald (4 March 1997) p. 17 Mary Carolan, “Alleged killer used 'severe violence'” in The Irish Independent (5 March 1997) p. 6. “I saw accused kicking victim in the street” in The Irish Independent (5 March 1997) p. 6. “Court told of bid to save mum's life” in The Evening Herald (5 March 1997) p. 12. Mary Carolan, “Mother 'could have died after fall on stairs'” in The Irish Independent (6 March 1997) p. 7 . Mary Carolan, “Woman 'claimed she was raped by two'” in The Irish Independent (7 March 1997) p. 5. “Murder case jury sent out” in The Irish Independent (8 March 1997) p. 4. Susan McKay, “Athy woman died in agony after most vicious attack” in The Sunday Tribune (9 March 1997) p. 8. “Murder trial to resume” in The Irish Independent (11 March 1997) p. 9. Mary Carolan, “Court told man was in a rage as he kicked girlfriend” in The Irish Independent (12 March 1997) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Gardai 'sought lawyer for murder suspect'” in The Irish Independent (13 March 1997) p. 4. Diarmaid MacDermott, “Bruises linked to boot marks” in The Irish Independent (14 March 1997) p. 5. Susan McKay, “Athy murder trial hears garda evidence” in The Sunday Tribune (16 March 1997) p. 8 Mary Carolan, “Murder trial verdict today” in The Irish Independent (19 March 1997) p. 7. “Jury in Athy murder trial is sent to hotel” in The Irish Times (21 March 1997) p. 4. “Kildare man gets life sentence for brutal murder of his girlfriend” in The Irish Times (22 March 1997) p. 4. Mary Carolan, “Man gets life sentence for murder of girlfriend” in The Irish Independent (22 March 1997) p. 7. Stephen O'Brien, “Family stunned by series of deadly tragedies” in The Irish Independent (22 March 1997) p. 7 Bernie O'Toole, “I can never forgive” in The Evening Herald (22 March 1997) p.p. 8-9. Cathal O'Shea, “Evil killer's years of savagery” in The Sunday World (23 March 1997) p. 6-7. Mary Carolan, “Ex lover stabbed me in the back” in The Irish Independent (12 December 1996) p. 7. Mary Carolan, “Jealous lover given life term for murder” in The Irish Independent (18 December 1996) p. 5. Stephen O'Brien and Michael Lavery, “Crucial clash of evidence faced jury on stabbings” in The Irish Independent (18 December 1996) p. 5. Susan McKay, “A deadly power game” in The Sunday Tribune (23 March 1997) p. 14. Clodagh Sheehy, “Scared to death” in The Evening Herald (25 March 1997) p. 8. DPP v Davis [2001] 1 IR 146
May 18, 2021
91 - Pure Thuggery: The murders of Mariusz Szwajkos & Pawel Kalite
01:03:57
In February of 2008, two Polish men living and working in Drimnagh, South Dublin were killed in a fight outside their home. Both had been stabbed in the head with a screwdriver. It quickly emerged that the fight had involved a group of teenagers.  Would Gardai be able to identify his killer or killers prove their lethal intent? ******** Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th and 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ******** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode:Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Cathal Mcmahon and Iwona Krauze, “Fear, grief and anger as Poles claim 'Irish no longer like us'” The Evening Herald (28 February 2008) p. 4. Cathal McMahon, “Killer gloated to friends after stabbing frenzy” in The Evening Herald (28 February 2008) p. 4. Fiach Kelly, “Part of my heart died, the people who did this to my brother are not human” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/part-of-my-heart-died-the-people-who-did-this-to-my-brother-are-not-human-26426697.html (29 February 2008) Conor Lally and Ronan McGreevy, “Family 'will never know' if attack on Role racially driven” in The Irish Times (29 February 2008) p. 1. Conor Lally, “Second Polish man dies following savage attack” in The Irish Times (29 February 2008) p. 5. Jane Last, “Two Polish stab victims' families give the gift of life” in The Evening Herald (29 February 2008) p. 1, 4. Jane Last, 'Youths have no fear: shop owner” in The Evening Herald (29 February 2008) p. 4. Tom Brady, “Hunt for murderers widens” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/hunt-for-murderers-widens-26426978.html (1 March 2008) Ronan McGreevy, “Anonymous donor gives €2,000 to fund for men” in The Irish Times (1 March 2008) p. 4. “Differing accounts of Drimnagh stabbings Concern gardai” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/differing-accounts-of-drimnagh-stabbings-concern-gardai-26427386.html (2 March 2008) Louise Hogan, “Stab victims family express grief in heartfelt letter” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/stab-victims-family-express-grief-in-heartfelt-letter-26427519.html (03 March 2008) “Girl arrested in connection with Drimnagh murders” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/girl-arrested-in-connection-with-drimnagh-murders-26427614.html (3 March 2008) Ronan McGreevy, “Drimnagh church packed as community pays tribute” in The Irish Times (4 March 2008) p. 7. Conor Lally, “Girl (14) questioned over murder of Polish men” in The Irish Times (4 March 2008) p. 7. Tom Brady, “Gardai quiz girl (14) on 'screwdriver' murders” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-quiz-girl-14-on-screwdriver-murders-26427690.html (4 March 2008) Paul Melia, “Disgusting, savage and brutal... parish sickened by violence” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/disgusting-savage-and-brutal-parish-sickened-by-violence-26427692.html (4 March 2008) “Gardai release teenage girl held over Dublin murders” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/gardai-release-teenage-girl-held-over-dublin-murders-26427845.html (4 March 2008) Cathal McMahon, “Probe reveals picture of lawless teenagers” in The Evening Herald (4 March 2008) p. 4. Ronan McGreevy, “Concern for Polish death inquiry” in The Irish Times (5 March 2008) p. 7. “Further arrests expected in 'screwdriver' murder probe” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/further-arrests-expected-in-screwdriver-murder-probe-26427971.html (5 March 2008) “Polish centre concerned about Drimnagh investigation” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/further-arrests-expected-in-screwdriver-murder-probe-26427971.html (5 March 2008) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
May 03, 2021
Bonus: CrimeConVersations with Mens Rea & Once Upon a Crime
00:44:00
CrimeConVersations is a brand-new True Crime podcast brought to you by CrimeCon UK. In the lead up to CrimeCon UK in London, CrimeCon UK are bringing two favourite podcasts together to find out more about their fascination with True Crime. Each episode will explore subjects including how they got involved in True Crime, the cases that have stuck in their mind, the process behind their podcast and what they think makes a great true crime show In the first episode of the series, you'll hear from Esther from Once Upon a Crime and Sinead from Mens Rea. Join us at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limits apply) Check out CrimeCon UK on Twitter and Instagram! You can find Once Upon a Crime on Apple Podcasts , Spotify, or your favourite podcast player
Apr 21, 2021
Wondery Presents: In God We Lust
00:06:19
A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. To go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. Listen at http://wondery.fm/IGWL_MensRea
Apr 20, 2021
90 - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Siobhan McLoughlin
01:14:13
On 28th February 2006, Siobhan McLoughlin was found dead in locked bedroom. At first glance, it looked as if she had tragically taken her own life. But within hours after her death, police and the McLoughlin family felt sure that she had been brutally murdered. But would the State be able to prove guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt? Resources: Ireland & UK Samaritans: Call 116 123 or text 50808   Women's Aid IE: Call 1800 341 900   Refuge UK: 0808 2000 247 USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 Canada Suicide Prevention Service: Call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 Australia Lifeline: 13 11 14 New Zealand Need To Talk?: Call or text on 1737 Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit .co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Mick McCaffrey, Cormac Looney and Charlie Mallon, “Housewife strangled” in The Evening Herald (2 March 2006) p. 1. “Young mother strangled with vacuum cleaner flex” in The Irish Independent (3 March 2006) p. 1 Tom Brady, “Shock at mum's violent death” in The Irish Independent (3 March 2006) p. 4. Edel Kennedy, “The first we heard of it was when the media arrived” in The Irish Independent (3 March 2006) p. 4. Edel Kennedy, “Family lived out their dream on a sun-blessed Mediterranean island” in The Irish Independent (3 March 2006) p. 4. Cormac Looney, “Millionaire mum slain in money row” in The Evening Herald (3 March 2006) pp 1, 4. Isabel Hurley and Jane Last, “Brave sister Brighid now faces new agony” in The Evening Herald (3 March 2006) p. 4. Tom Brady, “Murder linked to recent row” in The Irish Independent (4 March 2006) p. 7. Jim Cusack “Two-day news ban on mother's murder” in The Sunday Independent (5 March 2006) p. 2. Paul Williams, “Husband quizzed by cops in hunt for Siobhan's killer” in The Sunday World (5 March 2006) p. 5 Michael Lavery, “Hotelier enrolled her son in Spanish school” in The Evening Herald (7 March 2006) p, 12. Cormac Looney, “Siobhan suspect may get off with it” in The Evening Herald (7 March 2006) p. 12. Fionnuala O'Leary, “Gardai tracing man seen near Siobhan's home” in The Evening Herald (9 March 2006) p. 8. Anne-Marie Walsh, “Gardai close in on Siobhan's murderer” in The Irish Independent (10 March 2006) p. 6. For a full list of source, please visit mensreapod.com
Apr 20, 2021
89 - The Ordeal: Jennifer Guinness
01:21:59
In April of 1986, three armed men burst into a lavish home in Howth. When they left, they brought with them Jennifer Guinness, mother of three and wife of the head of a merchant bank. A ransom was demanded for her return.  Despite the quick mobilisation of gardai all over Dublin, Jennifer's captor would evade capture for over a week.  ******** Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ******** With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Sean Flynn, “Gardai await contact with kidnap gang” in The Irish Times (11 April 1986) p. 1, 6. Sean Flynn, “Kidnappers at Howth home for two hours” in The Irish Times (11 April 1986) p. 1, 6. “Guinness family have kept an open door for friends” in The Irish Times (11 April 1986) p. 1. Sean Flynn, “News blacked out to protect victim” in The Irish Times (11 April 1986) p. 6. John Stanley, “Guinness role in bank 'that of figurehead'” in The Irish Times (11 April 1986) p. 6. Sean Flynn, “Descriptions of suspects issued” in The Irish Times (11 April 1986) p. 6. Sean Flynn, “Family calls in British security firm on kidnap” in The Irish Times (12 April 1986) p. 1, 5. Sean Flynn, “Guinness family may make reward offer” in The Irish Times (14 April 1986) p. 1, 9.“Man being questioned” in The Irish Times (14 April 1986) p. 1. “Dublin churches join in prayers for kidnap woman” in The Irish Times (14 April 1986) p. 9. Sean Flynn, “Gardai deny any contact made with kidnappers” in The Irish Times (14 April 1986) p. 1. “Man held over Howth gun inquiry, court told” in The Irish Times (15 April 1986) p. 10 Sean Flynn, “Victim held by gunmen in siege at Ballsbridge” in The Irish Times (16 April 1986) p. 1, 9. “Luxury home was 'hide-out'” in The Irish Times (16 April 1986) p. 1. “Family chose low profile” in The Irish Times (16 April 1986) p. 9. Sean Flynn, “Buoyant Mrs Guinness tells of her ordeal” in The Irish Times (17 April 1986) p. 1, . “No hate for my captors – Mrs Guinness” in The Irish Times (17 April 1986) p. 9 Carol Coulter, “I had no doubt that my life was in danger” in The Irish Times (17 April 1986) p. 9. Sean Flynn, “Close surveillance of car was key to kidnap breakthrough” in The Irish Times (17 April 1986) p. 9. “Moment I have been waiting for” in The Irish Times (17 April 1986) p. “Dublin men on kidnap charges” in The Irish Times (18 April 1986) p. 1. “Gardai question three over kidnap” in The Irish Times (18 April 1986) p. 8.  “Fourth man charged in kidnap case” in The Irish Times (19 April 1986) p. 1. “No charge as man and woman released” in The Irish Times (19 April 1986) p. 19. “Further remand in Guinness kidnap case” in The Irish Times (25 April 1986) p. 10. “Steering clear of trouble” in The Irish Times (5 May 1986) p. 8. “Bail refused to man on Guinness charge” in The Irish Times (10 May 1986) p. 20. “Further remand in Guinness case” in The Irish Times (14 May 1986) p. 7. “Four in court on Guinness charge” in The Irish Times (24 May 1986) p. 20. “Two remanded on Guinness charge” in The Irish Times (21 June 1986) p. 20. “Brothers jailed for Guinness kidnap” in The Irish Times (24 June 1986) p. 10. “The 'big one' that went wrong” in The Irish Times (24 June 1986) p. 10 “Guinness jewellery charges dropped” in The Irish Times (28 June 1986) p. 22.“Son presented as informer, court told” in The Irish Times (22 July 1986) p. 6. “Bail refused to man in Guinness kidnap case” in The Irish Times (19 August 1986) p. 10. “Guinness case appeal is dismissed” in The Irish Times (4 November 1986) p. 10. Sean Flynn, “Kidnapper to be extradited after jail term – Gardai” in The Irish Times (6 November 1986) p. 1. “Man sentenced to 14 years in Guinness case” in The Irish Times (6 November 1986) p. 5. “Court told defendant admitted that he organised kidnap” in The Irish Times (7 November 1986) p. 9 Niall Kiely, “Detective tells of talks with kidnappers at siege house” in The Irish Times (8 November 1986) p. 3. “Farmer claims accused man admitted kidnap” in The Irish Times(11 November 1986) p. 7. “Court told of phone calls to house used in kidnapping” in The Irish Times (12 November 1986) p. 5. “Legal issue in kidnap case to be tried in jury's absence” in The Irish Times (13 November 1986) p. 5. “Jury in Guinness case back in court” in The Irish Times (14 November 1986) p. 12. “Guinness kidnap case adjourned” in The Irish Times (15 November 1986) p. 10. "McNicholl is found guilty of Guinness kidnapping” in The Irish Times (18 November 1986) p. 9 “Man gets 12 years for role in kidnapping” in The Irish Times(19 November 1986) p. 8 “McNicholl is found guilty of Guinness kidnapping” in The Irish Times (18 November 1986) p. 9 Sean Flynn, “Arrangements for Guinness ransom were well-advanced” in The Irish Times (18 November 1986) p. 9. Noirin Hegarty, “Ransom would have ended hope of release” in The Irish Times (19 November 1986) p. 8. “Bravery Awards” in The Irish Times (7 March 1987) p. 2. Carol Coulter, “Guinness killed climbing Snowdon” in The Irish Times (29 February 1988) p. 9 “Hunger strike reported” in The Irish Times (12 December 1988) p. 10“Hunger striker moved to hospital” in The Irish Times (13 December 1988) p. 1. “Kidnap victim assails officials over escape” in The Irish Times (18 September 1996) p. 4. Nuala Haughey, “O'Donoghue calls for review of all detention procedures” in The Irish Times (18 September 1996) p. 4. “Escaped prisoner reported seen with officer” in The Irish Times (20 September 1990) p. 7. John Maher, “Escaper may attend wedding” in The Irish Times (21 September 1996) p. 4. Rachel Donnelly, “Gilligan arrested under UK drug trafficking legislation” in The Irish Times (7 October 1996) p. 1, 6. Rachel Borrill, “Gilligan charged under drug trafficking law” in The Irish Times (8 October 1996) p. 5. Jim Cusack, “5 – month Garda inquiry led to Amsterdam drug arrests” in The Irish Times (14 March 2000) p. 1. Isabel Conway, “Dutch-based Irish criminal said to be in hiding” in The Irish Times (14 March 2000) p. 5. “Former kidnapper jailed for cocaine possession” in The Irish Times (4 October 2000) p. 4. Isabel Conway, “Guinness kidnapper said to run drugs, weapons empire” in The Irish Times (7 February 2001) p. 4. Isabel Conway, “10 year term urged for Guinness kidnapper” in The Irish Times (8 February 2001) p. 4. Isabel Conway, “Trafficker is sentenced to nine years' jail” in The Irish Times (22 February 2001) p. 4. “Kidnappers sentence reduced” in The Irish Times (12 December 2001) p. 4. Isobel Conway, “Extradition of drugs trafficker” in The Irish Times (2 November 2004) p. 3. Cormac Looney, “Gangster back to his old tricks in Costa haven” in The Evening Herald (6 October 2009) https://www.herald.ie/news/gangster-back-to-his-old-tricks-in-costa-haven-27927882.html Conor Feehen and Ken Foy, “Gangland figures farewell to veteran kidnapper and armed robber Mick Cunningham” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/gangland-figures-farewell-to-veteran-kidnapper-and-armed-robber-mick-cunningham-30894197.html(9 January 2015) Jerome Reilly, “Jennifer Guinness – victim of notorious 1986 kidnapping that lasted eight days – has died” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/jennifer-guinness-victim-of-a-notorious-1986-kidnapping-that-lasted-eight-days-has-died-34390718.html(23 January 2016) Orna Mulcahy, “Guinness house in Howth for €12 million” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/guinness-house-in-howth-for-12-million-1.1294702(29 March 2007) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howth_Castle
Apr 05, 2021
88 - Location Unknown: The murder of Meg Walsh
01:12:27
In October of 2006, Meg Walsh went missing. She wasn't at her home, and she didn't turn up for work. The garda investigation that followed revealed that Meg had had some troubling experiences recently in her private life. Her body was found in the river Suir two weeks after she was first reported missing. But without a crime scene, would it be possible to get justice for Meg? Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th and 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Cormac Looney, “Missing mum murder fear” in The Evening Herald (6 October 2006) p. 1, 2. Isobel Hurley, 'Bloodstains in mum's car” in The Eveing Herald(7 Octover 2006) p. 2.Brendan Furlong, “Gardai fear for Meg's life” in The Sunday World (8 October 2006) p. 8. Ralph Riegel, “Bloodstains near missing mother's car cause alarm” in The Sunday Independent (8 October 2006) p. 4. Cormac Looney, “pain for friends unwilling to talk of the worst” in The Evening Herald (9 October 2006) p. 3. Ralph Riegel, “Family fears the worst as search goes on for Meg” in The Irish Independent (9 October 2006) p. 14. Cormac Looney, “Dark estuary to reveal its mysteries as hope fades” in The Evening Herald (10 October 2006) p. 8. Cormac Looney, “Missing Margaret told gardai she feared for her life” in The Evening Herald (10 October 2006) p. 8. Niall O'Connor, “Gardai widening their search for missing mum who told friends she lived in fear for her safety” in The Irish Independent (10 October 20060 p. 4. Cormac Looney, “Have you seen this car? Meg's killer used it” in The Evening Herald (12 October 2006) p. 10. Ralph Riegel and Ciaran Murphy, “New appeal as gardai fear for missing Meg” in The Irish Independent (12 October 2006) p. 10. Michael Quinn and Cormac Looney, “Find my missing mum” in The Evening Herald (13 October 2006) p. 1, 2-3.“Body of missing Meg may be adrift at sea” in The Irish Independent (13 October 2006) p. 7. Ralph Riegel, “Fearful family plead for help in hunt for woman who vanished” in The Irish Independent(14 October 2006) p. 6. Niall O'Connor, “Blood found in Meg's house” in The Sunday World (15 October 2006) p. 10-11 For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Mar 22, 2021
87 - The Murder of Manuela Riedo
01:06:21
Three days after arriving in Galway in October of 2007, 17 year old Swiss girl Manuel Riedo was found dead on some marshy ground just outside the city. The investigation into her murder would reveal a series of crimes committed in Galway. If you have been effected by sexual assault or rape, you can contact the Rape Crisis Centre at https://www.rapecrisishelp.ie/  or ring the 24 hr helpline on 1800 778888. To donate to the Rape Crisis Network, head to https://www.rcni.ie/donate/ ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on September 25th & 26th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month ********* Our Featured Podcast - Cautionary Tales  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Caroline Crawford and Brian McDonald, “Grief stricken parents flying to Ireland to ID their only child's body” in The Evening Herald  (10 October 2007) p. 3. Caroline Crawford and Brian McDonald, “What monster could kill our only girl” in The Evening Herald  (10 October 2007) p. 1. Louise Hogan and Brian McDonald, “Grief-stricken parents arrive to identify body of their only child” in The Irish Independent (11 October 2007) p. 3. Brian McDonald and Conor Feehan, “Heartbroken parents too distraught to travel” in The Evening Herald  (11 October 2007) p. 4. Lorna Siggins, “Fifty gardai hunt for Swiss student's killer” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/fifty-garda%C3%AD-hunt-for-swiss-student-s-killer-1.971706   (12 October 2007) Lorna Siggins, “Students leave after killing” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/students-leave-after-killing-1.972137  (13 October 2007) Lorna Siggins, “Sex offender focus in search for Swiss girl's killer” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/sex-offender-focus-in-search-for-swiss-girl-s-killer-1.972513  (15 October 2007) Paul Anderson, “Gardai believe witnesses in Riedo inquiry yet to emerge” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/garda%C3%AD-believe-witnesses-in-riedo-inquiry-yet-to-emerge-1.813594 (16 October 2007) Lorna Siggins, “Mayor to attend Swiss teen's funeral” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/mayor-to-attend-swiss-teen-s-funeral-1.973280  (17 October 2007) Lorna Siggins, “Garda believe Swiss girl killed on way into city” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/garda-believe-swiss-girl-killed-on-way-into-city-1.973641  (18 October 2007) Cormac Looney, “Brother and sister arrested in Manuela death probe” in The Evening Herald (18 October 2007) p. 1, 5. Paul Anderson, “Gardai release two held over Riedo murder” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/gardai-release-two-held-over-riedo-murder-1.813687(18 October 2007) Lorna Siggins, “Gardai question two people over murder of Swiss student” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/garda%C3%AD-question-two-people-over-murder-of-swiss-student-1.973933  (19 October 2007) Conor Feehan and Cormac Looney, “Face of man charged with Manuela murder” in The Evening Herald  (19 October 2007) p. 1, 6. Lorna Siggins, 'Candlelit vigil: students remember murdered colleague” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/candlelit-vigil-students-remember-murdered-colleague-1.973935 (19 October 2007) Eanna O'Caollai, “Man charged with Swiss girl's murder” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-charged-with-swiss-girl-s-murder-1.813739 (19 October 2007) Ann Healy, “Man (27) charged with murder of student” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-27-charged-with-murderof-student-1.974364  (20 October 2007) Faryal Mirza, “'Nothing said can ease pain' envoy tells Manuela's fuenral” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/nothing-said-can-ease-pain-envoy-tells-manuela-s-funeral-1.974369 (20 October 2007) Lorna Siggins, “Accused in Manuela murder case remanded once more” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/accused-in-manuela-murder-case-remanded-once-more-1.976558  (27 October 2007) 'In short: Man charges with student's murder held” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/in-short-1.980789  (10 November 20017) “In short: Murder accused on unrelated charges” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/in-short-1.983795(20 November 2007) “Parents of dead Swiss student visit Galway” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/parents-of-dead-swiss-student-visit-galway-1.926874 (9 January 2008) “Parents of visit scene of daughters death” in The Irish Times  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/parents-visit-scene-of-daughter-s-death-1.817019  (9 January 2008) “Parents of murdered Swiss teen visit Galway” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/parents-of-murdered-swiss-teen-visit-galway-1.927188  (10 January 2008) For a full list of sources see mensreapod.com
Mar 08, 2021
86 - Vengeance: The hunt for Raoul Moat
01:06:09
Raoul Moat was released from a short stint in prison in 2010. In the days that followed he shot three people, including a Northumberland police officer and went on the run in the quiet town of Rothbury.   Police scoured the countryside for this man with murderous intent, a search that ended on the bank of the river Croquet in a six hour stand-off.  ********** Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** With thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Vanessa Howard, Raoul Moat: His short life and bloody death (London: John Blake Publishing, 2010) Helen Carter, “Suspected gunman Raoul Thomas Moat tells police: 'You aren't taking me seriously'” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/04/suspect-raoul-thomas-moat-gateshead-shootings(4 July 2010) Adam Gabbatt, “Hunt for Raoul Moat  - live coverage” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/blog/2010/jul/06/raoul-moat-newcastle-shooting-police(6 July 2010) Helen Carter and Alexandra Topping, “Raoul Moat: Police say net closing on suspected gunman” in The Guardian (6 July 2010) “Police on 'hostages' arrested in search for Raoul Moat” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10540300(6 July 2010) “Gunman Raoul Moat declares war on police” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10519166(6 July 2010) “Car focus of search for Gateshead shooting suspect” in BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10517837(6 July 2010) Robert Booth and Helen Carter, “Fugitive Raoul Moat 'declares war on police' in letter” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/05/raoul-moat-police-vendetta(6 July 2010) Adam Gabbatt and Matthew Weaver, “Hunt for Raoul Moat – Live updates” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/blog/2010/jul/07/raoul-moat-hunt-live-rothbury(7 July 2010) “Victim's father's plea to Tyneside gunman Raoul Moat” from BBC.com  https://www.bbc.com/news/10540300(7 July 2010) “Manhunt: Police search into the night” from Sky News https://web.archive.org/web/20121013190806/http://news.sky.com/story/791189/manhunt-police-search-into-the-night(7 July 2010) “Pair charges as search for Raoul Moat enters sixth day” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10540300(8 July 2010) “Gunman Moat 'has made threats to wider public'” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10556948(8 July 2010) “Men accused of helping gunman Raoul Moat hunt police” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10552145(8 July 2010) “Search for Raoul Moat intensifies amid public threat” from BBC.com  https://www.bbc.com/news/10565917(9 July 2010) “Paul Gascoigne offers support to 'good friend' Raoul Moat” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/09/paul-gascoigne-raoul-moat(9 July 2010) Helen Carter and Matthew Taylor, “Raoul Moat: police find three mobile phones” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/09/raoul-moat-possible-sighting-rothbury(9 July 2010) “Raoul Moat: timeline of gun rampage” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7874014/Raoul-Moat-timeline-of-gun-rampage.html(10 July 2010) Gordon Rayner and John Bingham, “Roul Moat dies from gun shot wound after six-hour stand off ends” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7882867/Raoul-Moat-dies-from-gun-shot-wound-after-six-hour-stand-off-ends.html(10 July 2010) Patrick Sawer, “Raoul Moat dies after shooting himseldf during armed police stand off” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7882906/Raoul-Moat-dies-after-shooting-himself-during-armed-police-stand-off.html(10 July 2010) Jamie Doward and Mark Townsend, “Focus of Raoul Moat investigation turn on police” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/10/focus-raoul-moat-investigation-police(10 July 2010) “Raoul Moat news blackout requested after threat to kill public” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/10/raoul-moat-news-blackout-threats(10 July 2010) “Gunman Raoul Moat kills himself after police stand-off” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10583839(10 July 2010) Helen Carter and Mark Townsend, “Raoul Moat dead after single gunshot ends standoff with police” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/10/raoul-moat-cornered-police-rothbury(10 July 2010) “Gunman Raoul Moat had 'lost everything'” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/10513994(11 July 2010) Helen Carter, “Police fired Tasers at Raoul Moat to try to prevent suicide, inquest told” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/13/raoul-moat-tasered-inquest(13 July 2010) “Tasers fired at gunman Raoul Moat ' not approved'” from BBC.com  https://www.bbc.com/news/10615302(13 July 2010) “Raoul Moat: Prime minister criticises public sympathy” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-10633297(14 July 2010) “Gunman Raoul Moat asked for psychiatric help” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-10641225(15 July 2010) “Raoul Moat's tribute page removed” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-10653075(15 July 2010) John Bingham, “Raoul Moat asked social workers for psychiatric help, tapes disclose” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7891137/Raoul-Moat-asked-social-workers-for-psychiatric-help-tapes-disclose.html(15 July 2010) “Four more arrests in Raoul Moat shootings inquiry” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-10696875(20 July 2010) “Raoul Moat taser company director 'kills himself'” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-11455884(1 October 2010) “Samantha Stobbart tells of Raoul Moat gun terror” from BBC.com https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jul/05/raoul-moat-police-vendetta(7 February 2011) Gerard Tubb, “Moat accomplice jailed for at least 40 years” from Sky.com http://news.sky.com/story/842849/moat-accomplice-jailed-for-at-least-40-years(15 March 2011) “Timeline of Raoul Moat shootings” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10583120(26 September 2011) “Raoul Moat death was suicide, inquest jury rules” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-15076563(27 September 2011) “Raoul Moat victim PC David Rathband found dead at home” from BBC.com  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-17216389(1 March 2012) “Raoul Moat threat not acted upon by police or prison” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-17840610(25 April 2012) Jonathan Owen, “Police under fire for handling of Raoul Moat manhunt in 2010” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-under-fire-for-handling-of-raoul-moat-manhunt-in-2010-9039177.html(5 Janauary 2014) Wikis: Rothbury: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothbury#21st_Century Newcastle upon Tyne:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_upon_Tyne 2010 Northumbria Police Manhunt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Northumbria_Police_manhunt
Feb 22, 2021
85 - Monster in the Garage: Patricia Murphy
00:46:35
In May of 1996, a woman's body was found behind a skip in Glasnevin, Dublin city. Late on the 27th, Patricia Murphy had been reported missing from her nearby home. In order for her family to find justice, however, three of her young children would have to give evidence in court to put the perpetrator away - the monster in the garage.  ********** This episode was researched and written by Eileen MacFarlene of the Crimelapse podcast. ********** Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Make sure your menzes are perfectly groomed this Valentines day! Check out the global leader in mens grooming and Get 20% Off + Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with the code MENS Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/battered-wife-tried-to-conceal-the-marks-of-her-beatings-1.228260 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dismay-as-mother-of-four-is-murdered-1.53517 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/post-mortem-results-expected-today-on-murdered-mother-1.53444 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/gardai-in-search-for-murdered-woman-s-clothing-1.53824 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/over-100-pay-respects-to-murdered-woman-1.54177 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/search-continues-for-victim-s-clothing-1.54503 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/steady-progress-in-murder-inquiry-1.54943 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-held-on-murphy-death-is-released-1.56185 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/suspects-s-re-arrest-legal-in-murder-hunt-judge-rules-1.82796 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/husband-of-murder-victim-loses-high-court-challenge-on-detention-1.82700 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/it-was-a-year-when-ireland-seemed-a-more-dangerous-place-to-be-a-woman-1.119653 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/inquest-on-murdered-woman-is-adjourned-1.60981 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/husband-charged-with-murdering-mother-of-four-1.63472 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-on-wife-murder-charge-seeks-bail-1.63872 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-gets-bail-in-wife-murder-case-1.64697 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/life-policy-pay-out-to-accused-man-1.65092 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/wife-murder-trial-is-delayed-1.87746 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/further-remand-in-murder-case-1.105459 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-wife-murder-1.220470 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/delayed-murder-trial-to-open-1.221299 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/accused-man-s-children-to-tell-of-seeing-mother-s-body-1.221769 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/boy-5-tells-of-daddy-hammering-mammy-1.222333 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/children-tell-how-they-saw-mother-dead-in-garage-1.222264 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/neighbour-heard-high-pitched-screaming-1.223141 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/murder-trial-adjourned-for-discussions-1.223553 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dead-woman-s-mother-tells-of-phone-calls-1.223955 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/murphy-said-gardai-were-not-clever-enough-to-catch-him-out-1.225874 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/child-told-neighbour-mammy-was-asleep-1.226272 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/court-is-told-gardai-twisted-the-answers-of-murder-accused-1.226620 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/murder-accused-repeatedly-denies-having-killed-his-wife-1.227126 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/no-verdict-yet-in-dublin-murder-trial-1.227936 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/murder-trial-jury-takes-4-hours-to-deliver-a-unanimous-verdict-1.228263 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/three-children-witnessed-things-of-the-worst-of-night-terrors-1.228264 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/the-murderer-who-boxed-a-little-too-clever-by-half-1.228266 https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/murder-case-agony-to-end-as-jury-decide-26166152.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/accused-says-he-did-not-move-wifes-body-in-buggy-26165922.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/husband-hounded-by-murder-probe-team-26165819.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/stunned-murphy-gets-life-for-murder-26166250.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wife-murderer-gets-life-26166256.html http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1996/act/1/section/2/enacted/en/html#sec2 https://dublin.ie/live/stories/conor-dodd-and-luke-portess-glasnevin-cemetery-and-museum/
Feb 07, 2021
84 - Dark Saga: The murder of Philomena Gillane
01:24:50
In May of 1994, Philomena Gillane was 7 months pregnant. On the morning of Wednesday the 11th, she left her home early to head to work. But she never arrived. She was found dead in the boot of her own car 25 miles away, at Athlone Train station.  Her family would spend the next 3 years in and out of courts dealing with the fallout from her brutal murder, and in a search for justice that was never fully achieved.  Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: “Missing pregnant woman sought” in The Irish Times(18 May 1994) p. 2. Paul O'Neill, “Murdered woman was stabbed, shot in the back” in The Irish Times (19 May 1994) p. 1. Edward O'Loughlin, “Staff at Loughlinstown Hosital to hold special Mass for dead colleague” in The Irish Times(19 May 1994) p. 7 Paul O'Neill, “Woman's body lies in car as life goes on at busy station” in The Irish Times (19 May 1994) p. 7. Michael Finlan, “Latest violent death further blow to tranquility of Galway villages” in The Irish Times(19 May 1994) p. 7. Fergus Black, “Cheery victim 'was the careful type'” in Irish Independent (19 May 1994) p. 7. Brian McDonald, “Cars fan spotted neatly parked Kadett” in The Irish Independent (19 May 1994) p. 7 Don Lavery, “Gone five when reported missing” in The Irish Independent (19 May 1994) p. 6. Paul O'Neill, “Victim may have been fleeing” in The Irish Times (20 May 1994) p. 1. Annmaria McAnearney and Brian McDonald, “Murder: photo-fits of two suspects” in The Evening Herald(20 May 1994) p. 4. Paul O'Neill, “Community left seeking some rationale for recent events” in The Irish Times (20 May 1994) p. 6. Annemarie McEnearney, “Husband left behind to move into 'dream home'” in The Irish Independent(20 May 1994) p. 9 Paul O'Neill “Gardai suspect two may be involved in killing” in The Irish Times (21 May 1994) p. 5. Michael Finlan, “Caltra weeps for its dead daughter” in The Irish Times (21 May 1994) p. 5. Michael Finlan, “Silent crowds mourn as murder victim buried” in The Irish Times (23 May 1994) p. 5. “Problems facing murder hunt cops” in The Sunday World(22 May 1994) p. 4. Mike McNiffe, “It's awful. Oh God, I'm in a terrible state” in The Sunday World (22 May 1994) p. 4. Joanne McElgunn, “Who's sentence an unborn baby to death” in The Sunday World (24 July 1994) p. 10-11. Paul O'Neill, “Gardai widen search in Gillane killing” in The Irish Times (24 May 1994) p. 3. Jim Cusack, “Two being held in Gillane murder inquiry” in The Irish Times (25 May 1994) p. 1. “Gillane search centred on home” in The Irish Times(25 May 1994) p. 4. Michael Finlan, “Gardai detain another man over Gillane murder” in The Irish Times (26 May 1994) p. 1. Michael Finlan, “Gillane case: two freed by gardai” in The Irish Times (27 May 1994) p. 1. Paul O'Neill, “Mrs Gillane's body found in night clothes” in The Irish Times (28 May 1994) p. 1. “Philomena 'had nightclothes on'” in The Evening Herald (28 May 1994) p. 3. “Legal snags hit Gillane murder case” in The Sunday Tribune (29 May 1994) p. 5. “Weapons search continues” in The Irish Times(30 May 1994) p. 4. Paul O'Neill, “Man eliminated from murder inquiry, two others still sought” in The Irish Times(1 June 1994) p. 3. Brenda Power “Murder at dawn in Caltra” in The Sunday Tribune(24 July 1994) p. 7. Paul O'Neill, “Gardai hold man in Gillane murder inquiry” in The Irish Times (27 July 1994) p. 2. “Man released from custody” in The Irish Times(29 July 1994) p. 5. For a full list of sources please see mensreapod.com
Jan 24, 2021
Introducing: The Apology Line from Wondery
00:06:53
If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know...what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.”  As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything.  From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.  Listen today at http://wondery.fm/MensRea 
Jan 19, 2021
83 - The Disappearance of Philip Cairns
01:08:11
On Thursday the 26th of October 1986, Philip Cairns left his Ballyroan Road home after eating his lunch. He was headed back to school. But he never made it there. An intensive search followed, but there were no signs of the 13 year old.  A week later, his school bag was found in a nearby laneway, left there by persons unknown. Despite searches of the Rathfarnham area, including rivers, overgrown areas, large parklands and in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, there was no further sign of the school boy. What became of Philip Cairns? ********** Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********** Please check out our featured podcast One Strange Thing ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode:Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Check out the immersive story app Yarn on the Apple App store or Google Play ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources: “07. Philip Cairns” Scannal RTE (15 September 2020) Find it here: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/scannal/SI0000001504?epguid=IH000391879&seasonguid=76848680318 Michael Lavery and Tom Reddy, “Gardai step up hunt for schoolboy, 13” in The Evening Herald (28 October 1986) p. 1. Willie Dillon, “No sign yet of missing student” in The Irish Independent (28 October 1986) p. 3. Michael Lavery, “A family that waits and prays” in The Evening Herald (29 October 1986) p. 3. Bairbre Power and Tom Reddy, “Philip – Quiz for pupils” in The Evening Herald (29 October 1986) p. 1. “Family, plea to missing boy (13)” in The Irish Independent (29 October 1986) p. 11. Tom Reddy, “Diviner called in to aid boy search” in The Irish Independent (30 October 1986) p. 11. Bairbre Power and Ken Curran, “First Clue: New mystery as Philip's bag is found” in The Evening Herald (30 October 1986) p. 1-2. John Healy and Frank Khan, “Philip's school bag is found in lane” in The Irih Independent (30 October 1986) p. 1. Bairbre Power and Tom Reddy, “Friends in vigil for Philip” in The Evening Herald (3 October 1986) p. 1. Tom Reddy, “Missing boy's bag 'planted' – gardai” in The Irish Independent (31 October 1986) p. 11. “Subauqa Unit used in search” in The Irish Times (31 October 1986) p. 9. Alan O'Keefe, “Philip: 'keep up prayers' plea” in The Evening Herald (1 November 1986) p. 2. Alan O'Keefe, “Prayer vigil for missing boy” in The Irish Independent (1 November 1986) p. 6. Sean Flynn, “Search for missing schoolboy stepped up” in The Irish Times (1 November 1986) p. 2. “Net widens in hunt for missing boy” in The Sunday Tribune (2 November 1986) p. 1. Fergal Keane, “The nightmare of a family who can only sit and wait” in The Sunday Tribune (2 November 1986) p. 5. Bairbre Power and Michael Lavery, “No breakthroughs yet in Philip hunt” in The Evening Herald (3 November 1986) p. 3. Eilish O'Regan, “People afraid to help us: gardai” in The Irish Independent (3 November 1986) p. 9. Bairbre Power, “Phillip: Bid to jog minds” in The Evening Herald (4 November 1986) p. 1. For a full list of sources please see mensreapod.com
Jan 10, 2021
82 - Frenzied: Redvers Bickley
00:55:25
On Saturday, September 9th 2017, a group of women were celebrating a 25th birthday in a house in Rhyl, Wales.  Tyler Denton was hosting the party for her new girlfriend Hayley Barnett. It was supposed to be a girls night but Tylers room mate Redvers James Bickley had crashed the party. None of the young women could have predicted that by the end of the night one of them would be dead, and 3 others would be seriously injured. ********* Today's episode was researched and written by Eileen MacFarlene of the Crimelapse podcast ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* Please check out The True Crime Files podcast ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get an extra 3 months free with a 1 year subscription to ExpressVPN Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/15964623.rhyl-man-charged-with-cheshire-oaks-workers-murder/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/15769772.rhyl-murder-accused-further-remanded/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/15769874.blackburn-brother-of-rhyl-victim-tyler-denton-admits-making-threat-to-kill-accuseds-relatives/ https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/15767763.redvers-james-bickley-pleads-not-guilty-to-murdering-rhyl-woman-tyler-denton/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16096734.tyler-denton-stabbed-death-rhyl-housemate-murder-trial-hears/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16122734.background-case-day-redvers-james-bickley-found-guilty-murdering-tyler-denton/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16102646.tyler-denton-rhyl-murder-trial-accused-redvers-bickley-told-police-i-killed-someone-arrest/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16099214.tyler-denton-rhyl-murder-trial-victims-sister-pretended-dead/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16116404.closing-statements-tyler-denton-rhyl-murder-trial/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16120033.bickley-trial-jury-sent-home-second-night/ https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16121839.loud-cheers-public-gallery-redvers-james-bickley-convicted-murdering-tyler-denton/ https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/16167703.rhyl-man-redvers-bickley-jailed-life-murder-cheshire-oaks-worker-tyler-denton/ https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/workmate-murder-accused-says-defendant-14437384 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/jury-redvers-bickley-murder-trial-14449351 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/redvers-bickley-blames-evil-alter-14445055 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/redvers-bickley-denies-stabbing-family-14446083 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/murder-accused-redvers-bickley-tells-14446635 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/redvers-bickley-murder-trial-hears-14441605 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/stabbed-dads-sobs-tells-knifed-14435663 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-two-23-stabbed-death-11148883 https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/research/spotlights/vulnerable-accused.aspx https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/15767763.redvers-james-bickley-pleads-not-guilty-to-murdering-rhyl-woman-tyler-denton/ https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2009/25/part/2/chapter/1/crossheading/partial-defence-to-murder-diminished-responsibility https://www.loc.gov/law/help/sentencing-guidelines/englandandwales.php https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/my-sister-was-killed-in-a-knife-attack
Dec 20, 2020
Introducing Crime Weekly
00:11:00
Hear an exclusive clip from the new true crime podcast, Crime Weekly. Crime Weekly is a co-production from Audioboom and Main Event Media. Join hosts Derrick Levasseur and Stephanie Harlowe every Friday as they discuss all the crime headlines of the week along with cases that interest them. Crime Weekly is out now. Subscribe to Crime Weekly on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crime-weekly/id1540621732
Dec 18, 2020
Wondery Presents: Death of a Starlet
00:06:06
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about love, sex and murder in 1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the rage, and the Playboy mansion hosted the biggest party in town. Listen today at http://wondery.fm/Starlet_MensReaTC
Dec 08, 2020
81 - A Voyage of Fiction: The Murder of Aoife Phelan
01:00:05
In October of 2012, 30 year old Aoife Phelan went missing without a trace. Aoife had simply left a friends house and vanished with no sign of what might become of her. A garda investigation began to find the woman who had told hr family she was 4 months pregnant.  It would be a long two weeks before police discovered what had become of her.  ************ Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ************ Please check out the Shattered Window podcast ************ With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Get yourself natural, refillable deodorant that genuinely works at wearewild.com and use the code MENS to get 20% off your first order! Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ************ Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ************ Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ************ Sources: Jim Cusack, “Family fear for missing pregnant woman, 31” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-fear-for-missing-pregnant-woman-31-28824520.html (28 October 2012) Breda Heffernan, Cormac McQuinn and Eoghan McConnell, “Gardai fear for safety of missing pregnant woman” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-fear-for-safety-of-missing-pregnant-woman-28824802.html (29 October 2012) Eoghan MacConnell, “Trawl of missing woman's phone and bank records” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/trawl-of-missing-womans-phone-and-bank-records-28825028.html (30 October 2012) Eoghan MacConnell and Conor Lally, “Garda 'extremely concerned' for woman” in The Irish Times (31 October 2012) p. 3. Kevin Foy, “Gardai: 'Highly unlikely' missing Aoife was victim of foul play” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-highly-unlikely-missing-aoife-was-victim-of-foul-play-28825623.html (31 October 2012) Eoghan MacConnell and Conor Lally, “Gardai search lake in Laois for missing pregnant woman (30)” in The Irish Times (1 November 2012) p. 7. Cormac McQuinn, “Lake trawled in search for missing nanny, Aoife Phelan” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/lake-trawled-in-search-for-missing-nanny-aoife-phelan-28826017.html (1 November 2012) Eoghan MacConnell, “Family pleads for safe return of missing Aoife at candlelight vigil” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-pleads-for-safe-return-of-missing-aoife-at-candlelight-vigil-28826396.html (2 November 2012) Eoghan MacConnell, “Mother makes emotional plea for return of missing daughter” in The Irish Times (2 November 2012) p. 2. Eoghan MacConnell, “Gardai: No activity on missing Aoife's phone or bank accounts” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-no-activity-on-missing-aoifes-phone-or-bank-accounts-28826701.html (2 November 2012) “Man arrested over missing nanny” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/man-arrested-over-missing-nanny-28893440.html (5 November 2012) Fiona Gartland, “Garda search for missing woman Aoife Phelan focused on river” in The Irish Times (7 November 2012) p. 7. “Nanny's family hailed as body found” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/nannys-family-hailed-as-body-found-28893651.html (7 November 2012) Louise Hogan, “Neighbours shocked a family seeks privacy” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/neighbours-shocked-as-family-seeks-privacy-28893504.html (7 November 2012) Sarah Stack, “Gardai arrest man in his 20s after Aoife's body is found” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-arrest-man-in-his-20s-after-aoifes-body-is-found-28893650.html (7 November 2012) Tom Brady and Louise Hogan, “Gardai found missing in nanny's body after wild-goose chase” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-found-missing-nannys-body-after-wild-goose-chase-28893999.html (8 November 2012) Eoghan MacConnell, “Man rearrested after body found by gardai searching for missing woman” in The Irish Times (8 November 2012) p. 8 “Tributes paid to murdered nanny” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/tributes-paid-to-murdered-nanny-28894104.html (8 November 2012) Ed Carty and Tom Brady, “Pregnant Aoife was beaten to death and buried in a barrel” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pregnant-aoife-was-beaten-to-death-and-buried-in-a-barrel-28894281.html (8 November 2012) Sarah Stack and Ed Carty, “Tributes paid to murdered nanny and her unborn child” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/tributes-paid-to-murdered-nanny-and-her-unborn-child-28894097.html (8 November 2012) Joanne Hunt, “Community rallies around Phelan family” in The Irish Times (9 November 2012) p. 8. For a full list of sources, please see www.mensreapod.com
Dec 06, 2020
80 - Trauma: The murder of Wayne McQuillan
00:55:14
In the early hours New Year's day, 2014 Wayne McQuillan stumbled out of a house in Rathmullen Park, Drogheda Co Louth. He was covered in blood. Paula Farrell, his partner would face trial for his murder three times. But did she have a defence?  ******** Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2020. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ******** Please check out www.thresholdbedtimestories.ie presented by the Irish housing charity Threshold. You can also find it on Patreon! ******** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Get yourself natural, refillable deodorant that genuinely works at wearewild.com and use the code MENS to get 20% off your first order! 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Nov 22, 2020
79 - Savage: The murder of James Healy
00:57:32
In February of 1996, 16 year old James Healy was found brutally beaten in a field near his home in Tralee. It wouldn't be long before gardai zeroed in on their prime suspect - a 25 year old man diagnosed with anti social personality disorder.  In fact, police feared that he would one day murder. ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2020. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Get 20% your purchase of the new book by Dr Drew Grey, Murder Maps with the code MENSREA by visiting thamesandhudson.com today!  Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Dick Hogan, “Passers-by find battered body in Tralee field” in The Irish Times (26 February 1997) p. 5. “Delay in removing body is criticised” in The Irish Times (27 February 1997) p 7. Dick Hogan, “Tanaiste is appalled body was left out for 24 hours” in The Irish Times (28 February 1997) p. 6. Dick Hogan, “Senior gardai rule out drug link with Kerry death” in The Irish Times (3 March 1997) p. 4. “Tralee man is remanded on murder charge” in The Irish Times (24 March 1997) p. 6. “Tralee in fear of man accused of murder, High Court judge told” in The Irish Independent (1 April 1998) p. 4. “Tralee man on trial for murder of youth (16)” in The Irish Times (10 November 1998) p. 4 “Murdered teenager suffered 'litany of injuries' court told” in The Irish Times (11 November 1998) p. 5. “Body find fuelled mother's fears for missing son, murder trial told” in The Irish Times (12 November 1998) p. 10. “Witness says Kerry man told him he had killed teenager” in The Irish Times (13 November 1998) p. 6. “Teenage witness tells of murder secret” in The Irish Times (14 November 1998) p. 4. “Murder trial witness accused of telling a 'pack of lies'” in The Irish Times (17 November 1998) p. 9. “Murder trial witness says he lied to garda” in The Irish Times (18 November 1998) p. 4. “Mother of man charged with murder denies attributing remark to her son” in The Irish Times (20 November 1998) p. 6. “Murder accused 'said he knew who did it'” in The Irish Times (10 December 1998) p. 4. “Victim's short cut home led to death, murder trial told” in The Irish Times (11 December 1998) p. 4. “Accused named body, court told” in The Irish Times (12 December 1998) p. 4. “Doctors tell of tests on accused man” in The Irish Times (17 December 1998) p. 4. “Accused said he killed youth in drugs row, court told” in The Irish Times (18 December 1998) p. 21. “Gardai planned to trap accused, court is told” in The Irish Times (19 December 1998) p. 4. “Murder trial adjourned after juror's wife gives birth” in The Irish Times (12 January 1999) p. 4 “Tralee murder trial hears of letter to gardai” in The Irish Times (14 January 1999) p. 8. “Jury told of a man's murder 'admission'” in The Irish Times (15 January 1999) p. 8. “Murder accused claims gardai said others did it” in The Irish Times (19 January 1999) p. 7 “Man claims gardai used him as a scapegoat” in The Irish Times (20 January 1999) p. 5 “Murder accused denies meeting” in The Irish Times (21 January 1999) p. 21. “Man on trial for murder alleges conspiracy against him” in The Irish Times (22 January 1999) p. 6. Judge warns on result of committing perjury” in The Irish Times (23 January 1999) p. 19 “Defendant bludgeoned deceased to death, says prosecutor” in The Irish Times (26 January 1999) p. 4. “Kerry man 'stitched up' for murder, says counsel” in The Irish Times (27 January 1999) p. 4. “Murder case jury is sent to hotel” in The Irish Times (29 January 1999) p. 6 “Life for man who murderer teenager” in The Irish Times (30 January 1999) p. 4. “Man serving life term loses murder appeal” in The Irish Times (17 July 2001) p. 4. Noel Smith and Stephen Rae, “Young murder victims was horribly beaten” in The Evening Herald (26 February 1997) p. 2. Noel Smith, “Upset as body of murder boy 'left too long'” in The Irish Independent (27 February 1997) p. 3. Noel Smith, “Gardai seek to fill gap in last days of slain youth” in The Irish Independent (28 February 1997) p. 6. Liz Allen, “'Prime suspect' in teenager's murder” in The Sunday Independent (2 March 1997) p. 3. Conor Keane, “Security videos yield important clues in Tralee murder hunt” in The Kerryman (7 March 1997) p. 10 Conor Keane, “Healy murder: witnesses give depositions at Tralee court” in The Kerryman (6 February 1998) p. 8 . “Brothers make grisly find while checking horses” in The Kerryman (13 November 1998) p. 8 “Harbison describes murder crime scene” in The Kerryman (13 November 1998) p. 8 “Healy murder trial could take up to six weeks to reach a verdict” in The Kerryman (13 November 1998) p. 8 “Time of death between 6 and 24 hours prior to gruesome find” in The Kerryman (13 November 1998) p. 8 “Asphyxiation and head injuries cause of Healy death” in The Kerryman (13 November 1998) p. 9 Suzanne MacManus, “Mother denies son told her of body location” in The Irish Independent (20 November 1998) p. 13. Suzanne MacManus, “Jury out for 'trial within a murder trial'” in The Irish Independent (21 November 1998) p. 9. Suzanne MacManus, “Legal argument in teen murder case” in The Irish Independent (2 December 1998) p. 8. “Accused said 'he knew who killed youth'” in The Irish Independent(10 December 1998) p. 11. Suzanne MacManus, “Victim killed 'taking short cut'” in The Irish Independent (11 December 1998) p. 6. “No suitable place to hold murder accused, say doctor” in The Irish Independent (16 December 1998) p. 4. Catherine Halloran, “O'Brien classed mildly mentally handicapped in bid for treatment” in The Kerryman (18 December 1998) p. 8 Catherine Halloran, “Psychiatrist says test found O'Brien of 'lower than average intelligence'” in The Kerryman (18 December 1998) p. 8 Catherine Halloran, “O'Brien 'threatened to decapitate parents'” in The Kerryman (18 December 1998) p. 8 Catherine Halloran, “Court hears murder accused has anti social personality” in The Kerryman (18 December 1998) p. 8 Suzanne MacManus, “Murder accused 'upset at sight of pipe weapon'” in the Irish Independent (13 January e1999) p. 4. Catherine Halloran “Gardai detail reasons for arresting O'Brien ” in The Kerryman (15 January 1999) p. 9 Catherine Halloran, “Absent juror delays trial” in The Kerryman (15 January 1999) p. 9. Catherine Halloran “O'Brien tells court he is a scapegoat for Healy murder ” in The Kerryman (22 January 1999) p. 8 Catherine Halloran “O'Brien conducted own investigation into Tralee murder” in The Kerryman (22 January 1999) p. 9 Catherine Halloran “O'Brien is confident of triumphant homecoming” in The Kerryman (29 January 1999) p. 10 Catherine Halloran “Defence points to a crack of momentous proportions in State's case” in The Kerryman (29 January 1999) p. 10 Catherine Halloran “Dedicated garda team closed net on killer” in The Kerryman (5 February 1999) p. 8
Nov 09, 2020
78 - The Field: The killing of Paddy Daly
01:04:00
In January of 1996, 69 year old bachelor farmer Paddy Daly went missing from his home just outside Killarney in Co. Kerry. His family told the press and the police that they were baffled as to what had become of him. Six days later, Paddy's body was found in a well on the family farm, covered in stones and sand. He had been beaten to death. Two members of his family were charged with his murder. ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2020. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get an extra 3 months free with a 1 year subscription to ExpressVPN Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! 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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Mairead Carey, “Gardai discover body of missing elderly man in farmyard well” in The Irish Times (24 January 1996) p. 5 Dick Hogan, “Nephew of dead man was he had no enemies, trouble” in The Irish Times (25 January 1996) p. 7. John Maher, “Kildare woman died from stabbing to heart” in The Irish Times (26 January 1996) p. 1. Dick Hogan, “Kerry farmer was beaten badly before his death” in The Irish Times (26 January 1996) p. 5 Dick Hogan, “Community will take a long time to recover from Daly murder, priest tells mourners” in The Irish Times (27 January 1996) p. 7. Dick Hogan, “Piece of blue twine led gardai to discover farmer's body in well” in The Irish Times (27 January 1996) p. 7 “Search of farm for murder weapon continues” in The Irish Times (29 January 1996) p. 9 “Second charged in murder case” in The Irish Times (10 February 1996) p. 3. “Father and son accused of murdering relative are granted bail” in The Irish Times (20 February 1996) p. 4. “Man gives details of role in killing of uncle” in The Irish Times (23 April 1998) p. 6 “Prosecution and defence make closing speeches in murder trial” in The Irish Times (25 April 1998) p. 4. “Jury discharged after failure to reach a verdict in murder trial” in The Irish Times (29 April 1998) “Trial of farmer on murder charge adjourned” in The Irish Times (17 July 1998) p. 4. “Man (74) on trial for murder of brother on farm” in The Irish Times (28 June 1999) p. 4 “Accused in murder trial says he was ill in bed” in The Irish Times (30 June 1999) p. 4 “Inspector says he suspected body would be found in well” in The Irish Times (1 July 1999) p. 4. “Collapse of murder trial as new fact arise” in The Irish Times (2 July 1999) p. 4. “Murder trial jury is discharged” in The Irish Times (3 March 2001) p. 4. “Brother killed farmer, murder trial is told” in The Irish Times (2 September 2003) p. 4. “Accused says he put body down well” in The Irish Times (3 September 2003) p. 4. “Murder trial hears 'blunt instrument' shattered victim's skull” in The Irish Times (4 September 2003) p. 4. “Court told of psychiatric treatment for accused” in The Irish Times (5 September 2003) p. 4. “Murder accused cried when gardai found boot” in The Irish Times (6 September 2003) p. 4. “Murder accused tells of his 'retreat into fantasy” in The Irish Times (12 September 2003) p. 4. “Murder accused 'walked in shadow of his father'” in The Irish Times (13 September 2003) p. 4. “Man jailed for the manslaughter of uncle” in The Irish Times (18 September 2003) p. 4 Diarmaid MacDermott and Niamh Nolan, “Killing of elderly farmer mirrored script of the 'The Field'” in The Irish Times (18 September 2003) p. 4 Anne Lucey, “Inquest held on farmer found dead in well” in The Irish Times (24 March 2005) p. 2. “Murder trial jury fail to reach verdict” in The Irish Times (17 September 2003) p. 4 “Manslaughter sentence reduced” in The Irish Times (15 February 2005) p. 4. Tom Brady, “Gardai say corpse in well met a violent end” in The Irish Independent (24 January 1996) p. 3. “City in fear as murder hunts go on” in The Evening Herald (26 January 1996) p. 2. Dick Cross, “Farmer (69) buried near murder scene” in The Irish Independent (27 January 1996) p. 7. Catherine Halloran, “Gardai have no definite clues in murder investigation” in The Kerryman (2 February 1996) p. 1. Stephen Rae, “Farm murder: brother held” in The Evening Herald (9 February 1996) p. 2. “Father and son remanded again” in The Irish Independent (15 February 1996) p. 3. “Murder accused to seek bail in the High Court” in The Kerryman (16 February 1996) p. 1. Rita O'Reilly, “Murder accused 'did not act alone'” in The Irish Independent (22 April 1998) p. 6 Rita O'Reilly, “Farm murder accused 'admitted plot to kill'” in The Irish Independent (23 April 1998) p. 6. “Defence describes murder accused as 'slow and dull'” in The Kerryman (24 April 1998) p. 7. Rita O'Reilly, “Murder accused admits filling in well over body” in The Irish Independent (24 April 1998) p. 4. Grainne Cunningham, “Nephew 'plotted with other man to murder uncle'” in The Kerryman (24 April 1998) p. 1, 7. “Kilcummin murder trial: prosecution says accused nephew did not act alone” in The Kerryman (24 April 1998) p. 7 Rita O'Reilly, “'Deliverance like' scene of well murder is described” in The Irish Independent (25 April 1998) p. 6. Stephen O'Brien, “Laughing right the way through uncle's murder trial” in The Irish Independent (28 April 1998) p. 7 Stephen O'Brien, “Retrial ordered on farm death charge” in The Irish Independent (29 April 1998) p.4“ Question now hangs over future trial of two accused men” in The Kerryman (9 July 1999) p. 12 Suzanne Mac Manus, “Trial jury hears of body find in farm well” in The Irish Independent (28 February 2001) p. 4. Suzanne Mac Manus, “Murdered farmer's head 'battered to a pulp'” in The Irish Independent (1 March 2001) p. 4. “Shortage of judges hits trial date” in The Irish Independent(5 March 2002) p. 6. “Murder trial delay for accused nephew” in The Irish Independent(22 March 2002) p. 7 Aiden O'Connor, “Kilcummin murder trial adjourned until next month” in The Kerryman (22 May 2003) p. 14. Liz Walsh, “Accused hid body of uncle in well, court told” in The Irish Independent (2 September 2003) p. 8. “Legal argument in Kerry murder trial” in The Evening Herald(9 September 2003) p. 8. Niamh Nolan, “Nephew jailed for 11 years over body in well” in The Irish Independent (18 September 2003) p. 8. Anne Lucey, “Convicted killer protests his innocence at uncle's inquest” in The Irish Independent(24 March 2005) p. 9 Aiden O'Connor, “Daly to appeal conviction and severity of 10 year sentence” in The Kerryman (25 September 2003) p.3. Aiden O'Connor, “Kilcummin killer to be released in 2009” in The Kerryman (17 February 2005) p. 4 Paul Muldowny, “Sentence for killing uncle ' too severe'” in The Evening Herald (15 February 2005) p. 20.
Oct 25, 2020
77 - The Murder of Georgina Eager
00:58:20
In May of 2003, family members discovered the body of Georgina Eager in the bedroom of her flat. The knife used to kill her was still protruding from her neck. A man was arrested shortly after in London, who admitted to killing the 28 year old receptionist. This would lead to a prosecution for murder in London, the first case of a crime committed in Ireland being tried in the United Kingdom under an obscure law dating from 1861, avoiding the lengthy extradition process. ******** Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2020. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ******** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mensrea and get 10% off your first month! Try the hidden-object mystery game JunesJourney today! Download for free by clicking here or find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play! ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Conor Lally, “Man questioned in London after Wicklow woman's body is found” in The Irish Times (24 May 2003) p. 8. Conor Lally, “Man charged in London with Dublin murder” in The Irish Times (27 May 2003) p. 7. “Murder accused in London court” in The Irish Times (4 June 2003) p. 4. “Inquest into woman's death” in The Irish Times (17 September 2003) p. 4. Joe Humphries, “London trial for Dublin crime queried” in The Irish Times (6 August 2005) p. 4. Chris Dooley, “Therapist arrested in London on night body found” in The Irish Times (9 August 2005) p. 3. Chris Dooley, “Murder trial is told of distressed phone call” in The Irish Times (10 August 2005) p. 3 Chris Dooley, “Cash taken from dead woman's account” in The Irish Times (11 August 2005) p. 4. Chris Dooley, “Killer of Irish woman had medical knowledge, court told” in The Irish Times (12 August 2005) p. 4. Chris Dooley, “Murder accused 'lost €1900' in casino” in The Irish Times (13 August 2005) p. 4. Chris Dooley, “A change in career that ended in death” in The Irish Times (13 August 2005) p. 102 Martin Wall, “Therapist refused to accept victim was dead” in The Irish Times (16 August 2005 ) p. 4 Martin Wall, “Friends did not know of affair with accused, trial told” in The Irish Times (17 August 2005) p. 5. Martin Wall, “Murder trial hears victim was in fear of accused” in The Irish Times (18 August 2005) p. 8. Martin Wall, “Murder trial told of bloodstains” in The Irish Times (19 August 2005) p. 9. Martin Wall, “London murder jury shown knife” in The Irish Times(20 August 2005) p. 5. Martin Wall, “Woman killed in 'see-saw struggle' for knife” in The Irish Times (23 August 2005) p. 5. Martin Wall, “Man 'cannot accept' he killed woman” in The Irish Times (24 August 2005) p. 4. Joe Humphries, “Accused describes 'struggle' over knife” in The Irish Times (25 August 2005) p. 4. Joe Humphries, “Newman challenged on qualifications” in The Irish Times (26 August 2005) p. 4. Joe Humphries, “Murder accused denies plan to dump body” in The Irish Times (27 August 2005) p. 4. Deaglan de Breadun, “Practitioner accused of murder denies being jealous of woman killed at clinic” in The Irish Times (31 August 2005) p.6. Deaglan de Breadun, “ Accused sobs during London murder trial” in The Irish Times (1 September 2005) p. 6. Deaglan de Breadun, “Murder accused's claims of self-defence challenged” in The Irish Times (2 September 2005) p. 7 Deaglan de Breadun, “Defence Counsel wants manslaughter charge” in The Irish Times (3 September 2005) p. 4. Deaglan de Breadun, “Key issues in Eager case outlined” in The Irish Times (6 September 2005) p. 4. Deaglan de Breadun, “Family of murder victim criticises attitude of state” in The Irish Times (7 September 2005) p. 1. Deaglan de Breadun, “Victim was persuaded to return to flat” in The Irish Times (7 September 2005) p. 6. Deaglan de Breadun, “Her beautiful spirit is keeping us going” in The Irish Times (7 September 2005) p. 6. Deaglan de Breadun, “Jury told how victim was in awe of smooth-talking 'professor'” in The Irish Times (7 September 2005) p. 6. Carol Coulter and Carl O'Brien, “UK body rejects Eager family's claims n trial” in The Irish Times(8 September 2005) p. 4. Conor Lally, “Two other women made claims against Newman” in The Irish Times (8 September 2005) p. 4. Deaglan de Breadun, “Eagers believe the State has let their daughter down” in The Irish Times (10 September 2005) p. 4. “Therapist fails in murder appeal” in The Irish Times(6 June 2007) p. 4. Charlie Mallon and Alan O'Keeffe, “Man held after city knife killing” in The Evening Herald (23 May 2003) p. 4 Connor Feehan, “Georgina's night of terror before murder” in The Evening Herald (27 May 2003) p. 10 . Bernard Purcell, “Accused held after mobile phone call to murder scene” in The Irish Independent (28 May 2003) p. 4. Liz Kearney, “Shocked family left with memories of a wonderful sister and daughter” in The Wicklow People(29 May 2003) p. 3. “Gardai begin their investigation into Georgina's tragic death” in The Wicklow People (29 May 2003) p. 3. “Young woman with a great love of travel” in The Wicklow People(29 May 2003) p. 3. Stephen Johns, “Why was our beautiful girl taken from us?” in The Evening Herald (29 May 2003) p. 3. “Sad farewell to 'Genie'” in The Sunday World(1 June 2003) p. 2 “Murder case extradition not sought” in The Irish Independent(4 June 2003) p. 6. “Doctor pleads not guilty to murder of Georgina” in The Bray People (21 August 2003) p. 3. Bernard Purcell, “Medic used his anatomy skills to stab lover” in The Irish Independent (9 August 2006) p 4. Bernard Purcell, “Medic's lover wrote to the angels every night, murder trial is told” in The Irish Independent(10 August) 2005) p. 4. Bernard Purcell, “Georgina killer told of his effect on opposite sex” in The Evening Herald (11 August 2005) p. 16 “Family recalls the fateful final hours” in The Wicklow People(11 August 2005) p. 5 Bernard Purcell, “Knife killer 'must have had medical knowhow'” in The Irish Independent (12 August 2005) p. 8. Bernard Purcell, “Police found murder accused clutching champagne bottle” in The Irish Independent(13 August 2005) p. 4 “Slain Georgina 'always saw the good in people'” in The Evening Herald (16 August 2005) p. 22. “Gardai tell court of finding girl in bed with knife in her head” in The Irish Independent (19 August 2005) p. 7. “Court sees knife used in gruesome killing of therapist” in The Irish Independent (20 August 2005) p. 6. “Garda recounts gruesome scene of knife killing” in The Evening Herald (20 August 2005) p. 7 “I killed her by accident, says doctor who stabbed lover” in The Irish Independent (23 August 2005) p. 7. Mick McCaffrey, “Trial doctor's secret sex tapes of staff and patients” in The Evening Herald(24 August 2005) pp 1,4. “Therapist got angry over naked massage” in The Irish Independent(25 August 2005) p. 16. “Doctor 'planned t bury lover in dump” in The Evening Herald(30 August 2005) p. 1
Oct 13, 2020
76 - House of Horrors: Cork's Missing Men
01:11:55
Just before Christmas 1994, Patch O'Driscoll went missing from his bedsit in Cork City. When the garda investigation began into his missing persons case, it was discovered two other men had also disappeared from the very same house on Wellington Terrace. Though there was no evidence of a crime scene inside the large dilapidated building, the cause was certainly within.  But there would be few answers and no justice in the case. ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 12-13th 2021. For more information and tickets visit crimecon.co.uk. Use the code MENSREA for 10% off. Purchase a ticket with the code and get in touch to get a free Mens Rea T-Shirt (limited to first 10 listeners who contact me) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get $5 off an evening of crime solving in your own home with unsolvedcasefiles.com using the code MENS Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mensrea and get 10% off your first month! Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter!With thanks to our supporters on Patreon!  Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  ********* Our featured podcast this week is True Crime Deadline - find them here ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources:  Dick Cross, “Concern grows over missing trio mystery” in The Irish Independent (14 February 1995) p. 4.  “Fear for safety of missing 3 men” in The Evening Herald (14 February 1995) p. 1  Stephen Rae and Dick Cross, “Mystery deepens as flats trio disappear” in The Evening Herald (14 February 1995) p. 4  “Missing men baffle gardai” in The Evening Herald (15 February 1995) p. 4.  Dick Cross, “Gardai draw a total blank in search for missing trio” in The Irish Independent (15 February 1995) p. 3.  Dick Cross and Michael Quinn, “Sighting reports in missing men mystery” in The Irish Independent (16 February 1995) p. 6.  Anne Marie O'Connor, “I'm sure he's still alive, says father” in The Wexford People (16 February 1995) p.p. 1,3.  Dick Cross, “Missing man left prize unclaimed” in The Irish Independent (17 February 1995) p. 3.  "The waiting game” in The Irish Independent (18 February 1995) p. 6.  “Evidence points to macabre findings” in The Irish Independent (18 February 1995) 6.  “Occult link now thought unlikely” in The Irish Independent (18 February 1995) p. 6.  Feargal Keane, “Missing Cork three feared dead” in The Sunday Tribune (19 February 1995) p. 4.  Ann Cahill, “Gardai believe missing Cork trio are dead' in The Sunday Independent (19 February 1995) p. 3.  Stephen Rae and Dick Cross, “Missing men 'killed'” in The Evening Herald (20 February 1995) p. 13.  Dick Cross, “Gardai draw a blank in hunt for trio” in The Irish Independent (21 February 1990) p. 7.  “Search goes ahead” in The Irish Independent (23 February 1995) p. 6.  “Gardai intensify hunt for three missing men” in The Irish Independent (25 February 1995) p. 3.  Mark Smith, “Dark secrets of the house on the hill” in The Sunday Independent (12 March 1995) p. 4.  “Missing men's house combed” in The Irish Independent (17 March 1995) p. 10  Dee O'Sullivan, “Missing 3: house sealed off” in The Sunday Tribune (19 March 1995) p. 2.  “Sister of missing man is threatened” in The Irish Independent (11 April 1995) p. 6.  Paul Williams, “Missing men 'executed' by drugs family” in The Sunday World (16 April 1995) p. 4.  Dick Cross, “Search continues for missing man” in The Irish Independent (24 April 1995) p. 4.  “Garden dig for missing trio” in The Evening Herald (15 May 1995) p. 4.  Dick Cross, “Gardai search team start digging” in The Irish Independent (16 May 1995) p. 14.  Dick Cross, “Gardai dig up garden in hunt for missing men” in The Irish Independent (16 May 1995)  Dick Cross, “Cork dig: two suspected” in The Evening Herald (16 May 1995) p. 2.  For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Sep 29, 2020
75 - Pathological: The murders of Lesley Clarke & Trevor Buchanan
01:13:53
In May of 1991, the bodies of Lesley Clarke and Trevor Buchanan were discovered in a fume filled car, parked in Lesley's deceased father's garage. The deaths were ruled a tragic double suicide - probably the result of the affair that Lesley and Trevor's spouses were carrying on together. But 18 years later, a startling confession would launch a renewed investigation into the deaths, this time as a case of murder. The prime suspects were the victim's spouses - Colin Howell and Hazel Buchanan. ******** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mensrea and get 10% off your first month! Get $20 off your fertility hormone test kit at modernfertility.com/mensrea Get $5 off an evening of crime solving in your own home with unsolvedcasefiles.com using the code MENS ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Deric Henderson Let This Be Our Secret (Dublin: Gill & McMillan, 2011) Purchase here “Colin Howell' estranged wife 'will not face charges'” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-24978359 (17 November 2013)  “Man suspects Colin Howell over father's death” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-12643326 (4 March 2011)  Deborah McAleese, “Killer dentist Colin Howell got payout of £400,000 after death of wife” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/killer-dentist-colin-howell-got-payout-of-400000-after-death-of-wife-28589652.html (17 February 2011)  “Killer dentist Colin Howell: Failed hunt for Japan's war gold triggered my confession” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/killer-dentist-colin-howell-failed-hunt-for-japans-war-gold-triggered-my-confession-28590107.html (18 February 2011)  “Howell conned out of life savings” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/howell-conned-out-of-life-savings-28574522.html (3 December 2010)  “The secret life of Colin Howell” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-12606874 (2 March 2011)  “Dentist Colin Howell admits double murder” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-11784184 (18 November 2010)  “Inside the mind of Colin Howell” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-12733348 (15 March 2011)  “Who is Hazel Stewart?” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-12383602 (2 March 2011)  “Hazel Stewart found guilty of murder” from RTE News https://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0302/298225-stewarth/ (2 March 2011)  “Murderer Stewart could have saved husband” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-12756395 (16 March 2011)  Nicola Weir, “Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan: police 'overlooked murder clues'” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-16038375 (6 December 2011)  “Dentist Colin Howell pleads guilty to indecent assaults” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dentist-colin-howell-pleads-guilty-to-indecent-assaults-1.574319 (18 May 2011)  Maurice Fizmaurice and Chris Kilpatrick, “Killer dentist Colin Howell's £587k pension axed after convictions for groping patients” from Belfast Live https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/killer-dentist-colin-howells-587k-11249818 (6 May 2016)  Bimpe Archer, “Colin Howell: 'A Devious plan pre-meditated in a manner that might be described as professional” from Irish Central https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/01/29/news/colin-howell-a-devious-plan-pre-meditated-in-a-manner-that-might-be-described-as-professional--1538496/ (29 January 2019)  Henry McDonald, “Hazel Stewart, policeman's wife who hid terrible secret for nearly 20 years” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/mar/02/hazel-stewart-murder-colin-howell (2 March 2011)  Natalie Corner and Chris Kilpatrick “The Secret: Colin Howell's nine children divided as its revealed only one of them visited him in prison” in The Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/secret-colin-howells-nine-children-8014417 (20 May 2016)  “Hazel Stewart verdict 'no cause or celebration'” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/hazel-stewart-verdict-no-cause-for-celebration-28594100.html (2 March 2011)
Sep 13, 2020
74 - Marilyn Rynn: The Shortcut
00:46:08
In December of 1995, 41 year old Marilyn Rynn disappeared after attending her workplace Christmas party. Two weeks later her body was found hidden in bushes at a park near to her home. She had been attacked as she took a shortcut on her journey home. A combination of cutting edge forensic techniques and old fashioned police work solved her murder 8 months later. ********* Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mensrea and get 10% off your first month! Get $20 off your fertility hormone test kit at modernfertility.com/mensrea Get 15% off high quality wireless earbuds at buyraycon.com/mens ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! 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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Marese McDonagh and Charles Mallon, “Fears grow for missing Marilyn” in The Evening Herald (29 December 1995) p.p. 1-2.  “Gardai plan new searches for JoJo” in The Irish Independent (29 December 1995) p. 6.  Marese McDonagh and Eugene Moloney, “Families fear for growing list of missing women” in The Irish Independent (30 December 1995) p. 7  “Woman's body found” in The Sunday Tribune (31 December 1995) p. 3.  Jim Cusack, “Report of missing woman waiting for bus diverted gardai in their search” in The Irish Times (8 January 1996) p. 5  Marie O'Halloran, “Poorly lit laneway may have been a short cut to tragedy” in The Irish Times (8 January 1996) p. 5.  Marie O'Halloran, “Brother had expected the worst after woman was missing for a fortnight” in The Irish Times (8 January 1996) p. 5.  Jospeh Power, “Missing women search hit by computer inadequacies” in The Sunday Independent (31 December 1995) p. 1-2.  “Body found on beach” in The Irish Independent (2 January 1996) p. 3.  “Missing woman plea” in The Irish Independent (2 January 1996) p. 3.  “Marilyn: new plea by gardai” in The Evening Herald (2 January 1996) p. 2.  “Gardai in missing woman appeal” in The Evening Herald (6 January 1996) p. 42  Veronica Guerin and Charles Mallon, “Silent phone clue in hunt for woman” in The Irish Independent (7 January 1996) p. 2.  Brendan Farrelly, “Valley search reveals grisly scene” in The Irish Independent (8 January 1996) p. 8.  Jim Cusack, “Delay in finding body could hamper murder investigation” in The Irish Times (9 January 1996) p. 1  Brendan Farrelly And David Murphy, “Naked corpse sparks hunt for sex killer” in The Irish Independent (8 January 1996) P. 8.  David Murphy, “Neighbours recall private woman who loved children” in The Irish Independent (8 January 1996) p. 8.  Tom Brady, Brendan Farrelly and David Murphy, “Riddle of calls in Marilyn murder” in The Irish Independent (8 January 1996) p. 1, 8.  Jim Cusack, “Killer probably had been scratched, gardai believe” in The Irish Times (11 January 1996) p. 8  Stephen Rae, “Marilyn: Raped, Strangled” in The Evening Herald (8 January 1996) p. 1-2.  Annemaria McEneaney, “Colleagues mourn hard worker with a big heart” in The Irish Independent (8 January 1996) p. 8.  Frank Kilfeather, “Gardai are puzzled by murder victim's route” in The Irish Times (12 January 1996) p. 5.  Fergus Black, “'Valley of fear' in wake of sex killing” in The Irish Independent (9 January 1996) p. 3.  Jerome Reilly, “Family's despair as Marilyn laid to rest” in The Evening Herald (9 January 1996) p. 6.  Stephen Rae, “Marilyn's brave fight for her life” in The Evening Herald (9 January 1996) p.p. 1, 6.  Stephen Rae, “Marilyn killer hunt hots up” in The Evening Herald (10 January 1996) p. 2.  Tom Brady, “Gardai sift list of fiends for killer” in The Irish Independent (10 January 1996) p. 4.  “Suspect list in killer hunt” in The Evening Herald (11 January 1996) p. 6  Stephen Rae, “Marilyn” Detective probe 'date' theory” in The Evening Herald (11 January 1996) p. 2  “Gardai in new hunt for killer” in The Evening Herald (13 January 1996) p. 4.  Tom Brady, “Ten shortlisted in Marilyn murder” in The Irish Independent (13 January 1996) p. 7.  Jim Cusack, “Investigation dogged by error and ill-luck” in The Irish Times (13 January 1996) p. 7.  Kathy Sheridan, “Woman who enriched lives of her family and colleagues” in The Irish Times (13 January 1996) p. 7.  Veronica Guerin, “Jigsaw trail to Marilyn's murderer” in The Sunday Independent (14 January 1996) p. 38.  Susan McKay, “Fear stalks the valley where Marilyn died” in The Sunday Tribune (14 January 1996) p. 7.  Ann O'Loughlin, “Gardai probe shortcut stalker theory” in The Irish Independent (15 January 1996) p 8.  “Gardai appeal to 'Brickie' in Rynn murder” The Irish Times (16 January 1996) p. 3.  “Divers check river bed for clues” in The Irish Independent (17 January 1996) p. 16  Feargal Keane, “Rynn murder: acquaintance not a suspect” in The Sunday Tribune (21 January 1996) p. 1.  Veronica Guerin, “Gardai not sure Marilyn took bus” in The Sunday Independent (21 January 1996) p. 7.  Paul Williams, “Rynn suspect is known sex killer” in The Sunday World (28 January 1996) p. 11.  Catherine Murphy, “Worlds apart, but united in fear” in The evening Herald (29 January 1996) p. 6-7.  Stephen Rae,” Marilyn: Two held” in The Evening Herald (29 January 1996) p. 1.  "Man is held for Joyce murder” in The Evening Herald (30 January 1996) p. 1,2.  Tom Brady, “Gardai say the list of suspects is narrowing” in The Irish Independent (30 January 1996) p. 11.  Jim Cusack, “Man and teenage girl questioned about murder of Galway farmer” in The Irish Times (30 January 1996) p. 1.  Tom Brady, “Murder hunt gardai 'start afresh' in clues search” in The Irish Independent (5 March 1996) p. 9  Stephen Rae, “Rynn murder: Man on bus link” in The Evening Herald (12 March 1996) p. 2.  Stephen Rae, “Gardai close in on Marilyn killer” in The Evening Herald (13 March 1996) p. 6  Jim Cusack, “Rynn murder inquiry takes fresh direction” in The Irish Times (16 March 1996) p. 1.  Alan O'Keefe, “New Rynn murder suspect” in The Irish Independent (17 March 1996) p. 2.  “Marilyn suspect in suicide” in The Evening Herald (22 March 1996) p. 4.  Stephen Rae, “Man is held for murder of Marilyn” in The Evening Herald (6 August 1996) p. 12.  “Baltinglass man is charged wth murder” in The Wicklow People (8 August 1996) p. 10.  Ray Managh, “Marilyn murder charge man is bailed” in The Evenign Herald (13 August 1996) p.p. 1-2  Ray Managh and David Murphy, “ Marilyn accused to stay with parents” in The Irish Independent (14 August 1996) p. 11.  Tim Healy, “1000 witnesses in Rynn case” in The Irish Independent (11 December 1996) p. 4.  “Rynn murder charge man remanded” in The Evening Herald (4 February 1997) p. 5.  “Rynn case: new remand” in The Irish Independent (5 March 1997) p. 6.  Stephen Rae, “Trapped by his own hand” in The Evening Herald (26 January 1998) p. 16 – 17  Don Lavery, “Genetic technique crucial to gardai” in The Irish Independent (27 January 1998) p. 13.  Diarmaid MCDermott, “Murderer 'overcome by impulse' gets life” in The Irish Independent (27 January 1998) p. 13.  For a full list of sources, see mensreapod.com
Aug 17, 2020
73 - The Park: The killing of Rachel Kiely
00:53:39
22 year old Rachel Kiely left home in Ballincollig, Co. Cork with her two dogs on the afternoon of the 26th of October 2000. Her dogs returned to the house, but she didn't. A few hours later, her body was discovered hidden in undergrowth at the local park. The person responsible would spend the next two decades in and out of court. ******** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mensrea and get 10% off your first month! Get $20 off your fertility hormone test kit at modernfertility.com/mensrea Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Add me -  ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  Our featured podcast this week is Riddle Me That! True Crime - check them out! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Ralph Riegal, “Park team may have seen killer” in The Evening Herald (28 October 2000) p. 8.  Ralph Riegal, “Murdered woman probably strangled” in The Irish Independent (28 October 2000) p. 3.  Ralph Riegal, “Flowers and security tape mark the tragic spot” in The Irish Independent (28 October 2000) p. 3.  Michael Lavery, “Sex attackers questioned in park murder” in The Evening Herald (30 October 2000) p. 7.  “Funeral of strangled Cork girl” in The Irish Independent (31 October 2000) p. 4.  “Beautiful Rachel laid to rest” The Evening Herald (31 October 2000) p. 5.  Ralph Riegal, “Murdered woman is buried after emotional service” in The Irish Independent (1 November 2000) p. 9.  Ralph Riegal, “Gardai to use DNA in bid to find killer” in The Irish Independent (4 November 2000) p. 4.  “Blood samples taken in Kiely murder” in The Sunday Tribune (5 November 2000) p. 5.  Liam Reid, “Gardai take blood from six men in Rachel hunt” in The Sunday World (5 November 2000) p. 8.  Ralph Riegal, “Victim's parents to help with TC appeal” in The Irish Independent (6 November 2000) p. 15.  “Teenager held for murder” in The Evening Herald (10 November 2000) p. 24  Ralph Riegal, “Teenager is charged with Rachel's murder” in The Irish Independent (11 November 2000) p. 7.  “No bail for youth accused of murder” in The Irish Independent (19 December 2000) p. 7.  Niamh Nolan, “Murder accused identified in court” in The Irish Independent (2 May 2002) p. 4.  “Accused was 'normal' on murder date” in The Evening Herald (3 May 2002) p. 28.  Niamh Nolan, “Accused 'acted normally' night of woman's murder” in The Irish Independent (3 May 2002) p. 6.  “Position of murdered woman 'was not natural' says doctor” in The Evening Herald (4 May 2002) p. 11.  Niamh Nolan, “Trial hears of woman's bid to flee from parkland killer” in The Irish Independent (9 May 2002) p. 7.  Niamh Nolan, “Murder accused's clothing linked to victim, jury told” in The Irish Independent (16 May 2002) p.5.  Rita O'Reilly, “DNA expert gives odds at murder trial” in The Irish Independent (30 May 2002) p. 7.  Rita O'Reilly, “Jury told to quiz member accused of falling asleep” in The Irish Independent (31 May 2002) p. 14.  Rita O'Reilly, “Death trial hears plea by mother” in The Evening Herald (12 June 2002) p. 24.  Rita O'Reilly, “Wedding holds up jury verdict in murder trial” in The Irish Independent (15 June 2002) p. 3.  Rita O'Reilly, “Forensic evidence convinces jury of teenager's guilt” in The Irish Independent (19 June 2002) p. 4.  “Victim's mother fist to meet murderer on way from crime” in The Irish Independent (19 June 2002) p. 4.  Niamh Nolan, “I believe Rachel is asleep in the ground and will come back” in The Evening Herald (19 June 2002)  Niamh O'Connor, “Mum recalls agony of the day her girl never came home” in The Sunday World (23 June 2002) p. 8.  Niamh Nolan and Rita O'Reilly, “Murderer serving life gets 10 years for rape” in The Irish Independent ( 23 November 2002) p. 7  Niamh O'Connor, “Most notorious paths to freedom” in The Sunday World (16 January 2005) p. 53.  Eleanor Burnhill, “Mother tells murder trial of daughter's fatal walk in park” in The Irish Independent (22 February 2006) p. 10.  Eleanor Burnhill, “I heard a wailing at death spot” in The Evening Herald (24 February 2006) p. 34.  “Accused said beautician was 'beaten'” in The Irish Independent (28 February 2006) p. 4.  “Murder accused gave neighbours death details” in The Evening Herald (28 February 2006) p. 28.  “Jury in Rachel murder trial reconvenes” in The Irish Independent (10 March 2006) p. 23.  John Lawrence, “Fury over jail term for killer” in The Evening Herald (11 March 2006) p. 6  Grainne Cunningham, “Sentence too lenient, insists anguished family of victim” in The Irish Independent (11 March 2006) p. 7.  “Quotes of the Week” in The Irish Independent (19 March 2006) p. 32.  “Rachel death: beautician was ambushed” in the Evening Herald (19 April 2007) p. 10.  Ann O'Loughlin, “Rachel's family is relieved at killers new 12-year term” in The Irish Independent (20 April 2007)  Ann O'Loughlin, “Family tell of relief at Rachel killer's sentence” in The Evening Herald (20 April 2007) p. 19.  Ralph Riegal, “Rachel killer gets eight more years for robbery” in The Evening Herald (20 November 2007) p. 24.  Ralph Riegal, “A killer, a rapist and a robber: eight more years in jail for post office raid while on bail” in The Irish Independent (21 November 2007) p. 9.  Ralph Riegal, “Further prison term ' means nothing' to Rachel's family” in The Irish Independent (21 November 2007) p. 9  “Killer appeals theft conviction” in The Evening Herald (12 December 2008) Visit our website for a full list of source: mensreapod.com
Aug 02, 2020
72 - The Missing Postman: Larry Griffin
01:03:01
On Christmas Day, 1929, postman Larry Griffen went to work in the small village of Stradbally, Co Waterford. As he called into homes with the post, he was thanked with tips and a few drinks. That night, Larry never made it home. His bike was found abandoned in the middle of the road. A conspiracy of silence kept the truth of what happened to Larry Griffin from his family, and still does to this day. ******** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mensre and get 10% off your first month! Get 15% off high quality wireless earbuds at buyraycon.com/mens ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Fachtna Ó'Drisceoil, The Missing Postman: What Really Happened to Larry Griffin? (Cork: Mercer Press, 2011) Find it here “A Missing Postman” in The Belfast News-Letter (28 December 1929) p. 5.  “Sensational developments in postman's case” in The Waterford Standard (8 February 1930) p. 1.  “The Waterford mystery: ten people again brought before district justice” in The Evening Herald (14 February 1930) p. 1, 4.  “Further developments in missing postman case” in The Waterford Standard (15 February 1930) p. 1, 4, 5.  “Still no trace: search for the Waterford postman” in The Evening Herald (20 February 1930) p. 1.  “The Waterford mystery: ten accused people again before district justice” in The Evening Herald (21 February 1930) p. 1, 3.  “Police on new clue” in The Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal (1 March 1930) p. 5.  “Feverish anxiety: guards search for body in Waterford” in The Evening Herald (5 March 1930) p. 10.  “Alleged threats: Echo of the Waterford Mystery Case” in The Evening Herald (2 May 1930) p. 5.  “Five libel actions: court sequel to missing Waterford postman case” in The Evening Herald (14 July 1930) p. 1.  “Case for defence: libel action against cork newspaper” in The Evening Herald (17 July 1930) p. 1, 5.  “The Stradbally libel actions: £1,740 damages awarded against Waterford newspaper” , The Waterford Standard (19 July 1930) p. 6-8.  “Story of threats: Waterford postman mystery recalled” in The Evening Herald (2 December 1930) p 4.  “Body not found: Co. Waterford Mystery deepens” in The Evening Herald (30 January 1930) p. 6.  “Waterford Mystery: Bad weather holds up search of mine” in The Evening Herald (1 February 1930) p. 1 .  “The missing postman: New Phase of Stradbally Mystery” in The Evening Herald (9 May 1930) p. 5.  “Missing postman: Bishop's reference to 'awful affair'” in The Evening Herald (14 June 1930) p. 5.  “Search in mine: further efforts to clear up Stradbally Mystery” in The Evening Herald (17 June 1930) p.1.  CSÍ – The Missing Postman RTÉ One, broadcast 5 October 2009.
Jul 19, 2020
71 - A Walk in the Dark: The murder of Rachel Moran
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In the early hours of New Years Day 2003, Rachel Moran decided leave her parents house and make the 20 minute walk to her own flat. Her worried mother tried to stop her, but Rachel said she would be fine: she'd ring as soon as she got in. But the phone call never came.  And Rachel was never seen alive again. *********** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  *********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  *********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *********** Sources: Wanda Moran, The Murder of Rachel  (London: John Blake, 2011) Purchase here “Man charged with Rachel Moran murder” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-charged-with-rachel-moran-murder-1.459096 (30 January 2003)    “Man remanded over Rachel Moran murder” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-remanded-over-rachel-moran-murder-1.459236 (31 January 2003) "'Evil' man gets life for murder of student” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/evil-man-gets-life-for-murder-of-student-25928781.html (31 October 2003)    “'Evil' man jailed for killing student, 21” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/evil-man-jailed-for-killing-student-21-93942.html (31 October 2003)    “Parents of murder victim face more grief” in The Yorkshire Post  https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/parents-murder-victim-face-more-grief-1964918 (15 August 2010)    "Killer jailed for New Year murder” in The Journal http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/killer-jailed-new-year-murder-4667447 (31 October 2003)    Martin Wainwright, “Body in cupboard killer jailed for life” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/oct/31/ukcrime.martinwainwright (31 October 2003)    Adam Price, “Hopes fading for missing Irish girl” in The Evening Herald (13 January 2003) p. 18    Bernard Purcell, “Irish cousins of woman missing in UK” in The Irish Independent (14 January 2003) p. 4.    “We've never partied so hard” in The Bray People (16 January 2003) p. 1 Michael Johns, “Huge search for Dublin girl” in The Evening Herald  (16 January 2003) p. 20    Michael Lavery, “Lonely birthday for missing Rachel” in The Evening Herald (17 January 2003) p. 23.    Michael Lavery, “More Rachel items found” in The Evening Herald (21 January 2003) p 20.  “Fears grow for Rachel” in The Bray People (23 January 2003) p. 8.    “Two quizzed as police in Rachel hunt find body” in The Irish Independent (29 January 2003) p. 8.    Laura Elston, “Rachel search: Police question two men after body discovered” in The Evening Herald (29 January 2003) p. 8.    Liz Kearney, “Hull police find Rachel's body” in The Bray People (30 January 2003) p. 3.  “No bail for Rachel murder accused” in The Irish Independent (1 February 2003) p. 8  “Hundreds mourn at funeral of murdered Irish dancer” in The Irish Independent (1 March 2003) p 14. “Murder accused confessed to the police, court told” in The Bray People (16 October 2003) p. 3.  Conor Feehan, “Dublin dancer's stab death” in The Evening Herald (17 October 2003) p. 23.    “Irish student murder jury still out” in The Evening Herald (29 October 2003) p. 18.    Alistair Keely, “Man is found guilty of Irish girl's murder” in The Evening Herald (30 October 2003) p. 25.   ­ “'Evil' man gets life for murder of student” in The Irish Independent (31 October 2003) p. 10.  Paul Johnson, “Rachel Moran's killer Michael Little told police 'I Must be Evil' but pleaded not guilty to murder” in The Dull Daily Mail https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/rachel-morans-killer-michael-little-87978 (1 January 2013)    Rick Lyon, “Murdered Rachel Moran's Hull parent tell of heartache 10 years after Michael Little murdered her” in The Hull Daily Mail https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/rachel-moran-hull-murder-little-88032 (1 January 2013) 
Jul 05, 2020
70 - Lives of Violence: Robert Mone
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In 1967, a teacher was shot in her classroom in Dundee. In 1976, two men escaped a mental hospital and killed three others in the process. In 1979, three women were found beaten and strangled in a flat in Dundee. All of these horrific events had one thing in common.  The name Robert Mone.  ********** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Help take control of your debt with payoff.com/MensRea  Get 10% off your first three months of vitamins at ritual.com/mens ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  Don't forget to check out our featured podcast this week: CrimeLapse  ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources: “Teacher's murder – soldier charged” in The Belfast Telegraph (2 November 1967) p. 1.    “Angus teacher – soldier on murder charge” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (3 November 1967) p. 9.    “Schoolgirls mourn for the teacher who died” in The Daily Mirror (3 November 1967) p. 5.    “Soldier: more charges” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (7 November 1967) p. 1.    “Insanity plea by youth accused of shooting teacher” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (13 January 1968) p. 4.   “Gunman in Dundee classroom insane – court” in The Belfast Telegraph (23 January 1968) p. 8.    “Triple murder trial jury chosen” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (26 May 1979) p. 5.    “Man tells of search for his missing bride” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (28 May 1979) p. 1.    “Court hears  of 'My son's a killer' boast” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (29 May 1979) p 7.  “Man denies murders” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (29 May 1979) p. 2.    “Daughter (14) breaks down in murder trial” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (30 May 1979) p. 9.    “'My son is a murderer'” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (30 May 1979) p. 10.    “Murder trial is told of drinking spree” in The Birmingham Daily Post (30 May 1979) p. 5.    John Duckers, “Mone had change of mind – witness” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (31 May 1979) p. 13.    John Duckers, “Possible cause of wounds, says medical expert” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (1 June 1979) p. 2.    “Court hears of blood on ring” in The Aberdeen Evening Press (1 June 1979) p. 3.    “Strange murder motive, claims crown” in The Aberdeen Evening Press (4 June 1979) p. 1.    “Life for killer who craved fame” in The  Birmingham Daily Post (5 June 1979) p. 5.    “Shock claim  by barrister in Mone case” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (23 November 1979) p. 6.    “Triple killer has appeal turned down” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (24 November 1979) p. 5.    “Perth prisoner in eight-hour roof protest” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (12 May 1981) p. 2.    “Security” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (13 May 1981) p. 4  “Killer found dead: triple murderer dies after prison incident” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal  (14 January 1983) p.1    “Death in tea break” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (12 May 1983) p. 13.    “Prisoner planned 'bloodbath' court told” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (13 May 1983) p. 9.    “Jury told prison war ended in killer's death” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (13 May 1983) p. 3.    “Triple killer 'carried out war of nerves' in prison” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (14 May 1983) p. 4.    “Ex-prisoner tells of death threat fears” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (16 May 1983) p. 7.    “Prisoner gets eight years for killing murderer” in The Aberdeen Evening Express (17 May 1983) p. 3.    “Jury unanimous at end of five-day trial in Aberdeen” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (18 May 1983) p. 9.    “Prison riot claim on 'sex beasts'” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (26 April 1988) p. 6.    “Killer sues Rifkind” in The Aberdeen Evening Press (6 January 1989) p. 9.  “Cell-block riot: Killer sues” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (7 January 1989) p. 2.    “Jail incident” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (6 June 1996) p. 1  “Prisoner injured in stabbing incident” in The Dundee Courier (6 June 1996) p. 9.    “Inmate guilty of Mone attack” in The Aberdeen Press and Journal (7 March 1997) p. 5.    Michael Mulford, “'After 51 years, I'm still haunted by Robert Mone school horror' – Veteran reporter confronts memories of one of Dundee's darkest days” in The Dundee Courier https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/757236/after-51-years-im-still-haunted-by-robert-mone-school-horror-veteran-reporter-confronts-memories-of-one-of-dundees-darkest-days/ (2 November 2018)    Blair Dingwall, “St John's shooting 50 years on – Police  sn sniper had Robert Mone in his sights but wasn't ordered to shoot” in The Dundee Courier https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/536040/video-st-johns-shooting-50-years-police-sniper-robert-mone-sights-wasnt-ordered-shoot/ (1 November 2017)    Blair Dingwall, “I can see her face right now': Former St John's pupil  held at gunpoint by Robert Mone breaks 50-year silence on terrifying seige” in The Dundee Courier https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/536042/i-can-see-her-face-right-now-former-st-johns-pupil-held-at-gun-point-by-robert-mone-breaks-50-year-silence-on-terrifying-siege/ (1 November 2017)    Blair Dingwall, “Robert Mone: Enraged officers 'could have killed Mo gunman' following St John's shooting” in The Dundee Courier https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/536325/robert-mone-enraged-officers-killed-gunman-following-st-johns-shooting/ (1 November 2017)    “Mone the Monster: Timeline” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mone-the-monster-timeline-961751 (1 July 2012)    Carstairs Hospital Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Hospital  David Leslie, Carstairs: Hospital for Horrors (Edinburgh: Black and White, 2015)  Gareth Rose, “Triple axe murderer Thomas McCollagh released” in The Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/news/weather/triple-axe-murderer-thomas-mcculloch-released-1576078 (8 May 2013)  Stuart Patterson, “Fright at Museum” in The Scottish Sun https://www.scotsman.com/news/weather/triple-axe-murderer-thomas-mcculloch-released-1576078 (4 July 2019)    “Inside Carstairs: Robert Mone  exposes full horror of escape  night killing spree” in The Sunday Posthttps://www.sundaypost.com/inside-the-sunday-edition/inside-carstairs-robert-mone-exposes-full-horror-of-escape-night-killing-spree/ (3 October 2015)    For a full list of sources head to mensreapod.com
Jun 22, 2020
Introducing: Murder in Hollywoodland
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It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Listen today at wondery.fm/mensreaMiH
Jun 17, 2020
69 - The Emergency: The IRA, spies and the murder of Michael Devereux
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In 1940, 24 year old Michael Devereux disappeared from his home in Co Wexford. A year later, his body would be discovered buried in an isolated part of Co Tipperary. A number of men who were known members of the IRA found themselves accused of the murder - allegedly motivated by the belief that Devereux had been a spy among their ranks.  A four month legal battle ensued, which saw the use of the Emergency Powers Act passed to deal with "The Emergency" of the ongoing war in Europe used to circumvent due process and normal court procedures in order to hold the men accountable. *********** Follow the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland here @masi_asylum *********** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Help take control of your debt with payoff.com/MensRea Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  Sign up today for a free trial of Noom - the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mens *********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  *********** Don't forget to check out our featured podcast this week: The Troubles Podcast *********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *********** Sources:  “Missing Wexford man: motor car found in a pit” in The Irish Times (23 September 1941) p. 1.  “Co Wexford man's death: shot through the head” in The Irish Times (2 October 1941) p. 5  “Found buried after a year” in The Weekly Irish Times (4 October 1941) p. 1.  “Devereux murder trial: counsel's story of an 'amazing crime'” in The Irish Times (12 October 1941) p. 1.  "Devereux murder charge surprise: witnesses arrested and a prisoner discharged” in The Irish Times (11 of December 1941) p. 1, 5.  “Collapse of the Devereux case: Plant discharged and again detained” in The Irish Times (12 December 1941) p. 4.  “Devereux murder charges: Postponement of trials” in The Irish Times (23 December 1941) p. 2.  “Devereux murder charge: special criminal court to sit” in The Irish Times (1 January 1942) p. 6.  “Devereux murder charge: postponement of trial” in The Irish Times (2 January 1942) p. 3.  “Devereux case echo: military court to hear charge” in The Irish Times (6 January 1942)  “Military court sitting: Devereux case adjourned” in The Irish Times (7 January 1942) p. 3.  “Devereux murder charge: habeas corpus order asked in high court” in the Irish Times (14 January 1942) p. 1.  “Devereux murder charge: Habeas Corpus motion” in The Irish Times (15 January 1942) p. 5.  “Habeas corpus motion: decision to-day in Devereux case” in The Irish Times (16 January 1942) p. 3.  “Devereaux murder charge: habeas corpus and prohibition refused” in The Irish Times (17 January 1942) p. 1.  “Devereux murder charge: appeal opened in the supreme court” in The Irish Times ( 22 January 1942) p. 3.  “Statements as evidence: criticism in habeas corpus motion” in The Irish Times (23 January 1942) p. 6.  “'All-devouring Article 28': Arguments in Habeas Corpus motion” in The Irish Times (24 January 1942) p. 7.  “Wexford man who vanished: discovery of body after his car is found” in The Belfast Telegraph (1 October 1941) p. 6.  “The Devereux murder: trial date fixed” in The Derry Journal (28 November 1941) p. 3  “'Unparalleled murder' – IRA accused” in The Northern Whig and Belfast Post (10 December 1941) p. 3  “Irish murder trial” in The Liverpool Evening Express (1 January 1942) p. 1.  “Habeas corpus order sought” in The Irish Independent (14 January 1942) p. 4.  “Devereux murder charge” in The Belfast News Letter (28 January 1942) p. 6.  “Devereux Case: Decision upheld by Supreme Court” in The Irish Independent (28 January 1942) p. 2.  “The Devereux murder: trial definitely fixed” in The Belfast Telegraph (4 February 1942) p. 4.  “Devereux Case: Trial again postponed” in The Irish Independent (4 February 1942) p. 4.  “Devereux case: Joint trial on Tuesday next” in The Irish Independent (5 February 1942) p. 2.  "Devereux case; Adjournment of trial refused” in The Irish Independent (7 February 1942) p. 2.  'The Devereux murder: another adjournment” in The Belfast Telegraph (10 February 1942) p. 3.  “Devereux case: trial adjourned to to-morrow” in The Irish Independent (11 February 1942) p. 2.  “Devereux murder trial: Four men before military court” in The Irish Independent (13 February 1942) p. 2.  “Witness refuses to be sworn in murder trial” in The Northern Whig and Belfast Post ( 14 February 1942) p. 2.  “Witness refuses to testify” in The Irish Independent (14 February 2942)  “Eire murder trial: Unwilling witness's statement” in The Belfast News Letter (17 February 1942) p. 4.  “Silent witness feared IRA” in The Northern Whig and Belfast Post (17 February 1942) p. 3.  “Garda evidence of man's statements” in The Irish Independent (17 February 1942) p. 2.  “Devereux murder trial: a witness missing since December” in The Irish Independent (18 February 1942) p. 2.  “Devereux murder trial: counsel refers to Hayes document” in The Irish Independent (19 February 1942) p. 2.  “Devereux trial (6th day): evidence of one accused man” in The Irish Independent (20 February 1942) p. 2.  “Devereux case: 8th Day: State evidence concluded” in The Irish Independent (24 February 1942) p. 3.  “Dublin murder trial: a witness arrested” in The Belfast News Letter (24 February 1942) p. 4.  “Devereux case: 9th Day: Closing stages of the trial” in The Irish Independent (25 February 1942) p. 3.  “Three men to be shot” in The Liverpool Evening Express (26 February 1942) p. 1.  “Slievenamon Murder: Three held guilty, sentenced to be shot” in The Belfast Telegraph (26 February 1942) p. 3.  “Two reprieved” inThe Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette (3 March 1942) p. 5.  “Shot for mountain murder” in The Evening Dispatch (5 March 1942) p. 3. Michael Moroney, “George Plant and the Rule of Law – The Devereux Affair 1940-1942” in The Tipperary Historical Journal (1988) p.p. 1-12
Jun 07, 2020
68 - Mountain Mysteries: The murder of Phyllis Murphy
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Just before Christmas 1979, 23 year old Phyllis Murphy disappeared while waiting on a bus in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Her body was found in an isolated spot 25 miles away at Turlough Hill, Co Wicklow a month later.  After a huge search and investigation, the gardai had no leads as to who was responsible for her death.But in 1998, DNA in Phyllis' case was tested as part of Operation Trace. As a result of that, 53 year old John Crerar - a neighbour of Phyllis' remaining family - stood trial at the Dublin Central Criminal Court. ********** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Help take control of your debt with payoff.com/MensRea Get 3 months of fast and secure Virtual Private network at expressVPN.com/mens ********** Don't forget to check out out featured podcast this week - Criminal Conduct! Javier and John have put together a riveting story, not only looking into the mysterious death of 24 year old Michelle O'Connell, but also the man who was investigating her death. Find it here ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources:  “Missing girl search” in The Irish Times (29 December 1979) p 5.  “Search for woman to continue today” in The Irish Times (31 December 1979) p. 5.  "Murder theory in search for woman” in The Irish Times (1 January 1980) p. 5.  “No progress in hunt for missing girl” in The Irish Times (3 January 1980) p. 6. Willy Clingan,  “Hopes fade for missing woman” in The Irish Times (7 January 1980) p. 11.  “Search for missing woman” in The Irish Times (8 January 1980) p. 11.  “Gardai intensify Kildare search” in The Irish Times (10 January 1980) p. 6.  “Body of missing woman found” in The Irish Times (19 January 1980) p. 1.  “Woman found in mountains” in The Belfast Telegraph (18 January 1980) p. 4.  “2000 at Kildare girl's funeral” in The Irish Times (21 January 1980) p. 11  “Gardai in murder hunt investigate complaint” in The Irish Times (22 January 1980) p. 6.  “Murder inquiry: gardai seek car” in The Irish Times (28 January 1980) p. 6.  “Kildare girl's clothes found” in The Irish Times (30 January 1980) p. 6.  “Gardai step up murder inquiry” in The Irish Times (4 December 1980) p. 1.  “Man helps in murder inquiry” in The Irish Times (6 January 1981) p. 5.  “Kildare murder progress” in The Irish Times (8 January 1981) p. 7.  Stephen Rae and Micahel Lavery, “What Phyllis first victim?” in The Evening Herald (24 September 1998) p.p. 1,6.  Jim Cusack, “File on missing women are reopened” in The Irish Times (23 September 1998) p. x.  Senan Moloney, “Fear Stalks” in The Evening Herald (25 September 1998) p. 4.  George Jacob, “Warm welcome greets formation of new Garda investigation team” in The Bray People (8 October 1998) p. 13.  Stephen Rae, “Gardai begin probe into women 'serial killer' link” in The Irish Independent (31 October 1998) p.10  Jim Cusack and Roisin Ingle, “ Ex-soldier charged with murder” in The Irish Times (14 July 1999) p. 1.  Roisin Ingle, “Man to appear in Naas court today on murder charge” in The Irish Times (14 July 1999) p. 3.  Jim Cusack, “Phyllis Murphy last seen waiting to catch a bus” in The Irish Times (14 July 1999) p. 3.  Colman Cassidy, “Family relieved at news of arrest” in The Irish Times (14 July 1999) p. 3.  Nuala Haughey, “Man on murder charge due in court again today” in The Irish Times (15 July 1999) p. 3.  “Man on trial for murder of woman 22 years ago” in The Irish Times (9 October 2002) p. 4.  “Accused said he had never spoken to Phyllis Murphy” in The Irish Times (10 October 2002) p. 3.  “Injuries consistent with rape, murder trial is told” in The Irish Times (11 October 2002) p. 4.  “Blood samples 'held for 17 years'” in The Irish Times (18 October 2002) p. 4.  “Murder trial told DNA tests carried out 20 years after death” in The Irish Times (19 October 2002) p. 4.  “Murder trial told DNA sample matched accused” in The Irish Times (22 October 2002) p. 4.  “Security guard admits he lied about alibi for murder accused” in The Irish Times (24 October 2002) p. 4.  “Murder trial told accused washed out boot of car” in The Irish Times (25 October 2002) p. 4.  “DNA match impossible says murder case accused” in The Irish Times (30 November 2002) p. 4.  “Jury in Crerar murder trial resumes its deliberations today” in The Irish Times (31 October 2002) p. 4.  “Former soldier sentenced to life for murder of Kildare woman” in The Irish Times (1 November 2002) p. 4.  Alison Healey, “Death of a Christmas shopper in the woods” in The Irish Times (1 November 2002) p. 4.  Stephen Rae, “Breakthrough” in The Evening Herald (13 July 1999) p. 1, 3.  Michael Mulqueen, “Murder accused weeps in court” in The Evening Herald (14 July 1999) p.1, 3.  Tom Brady, “Murder suspect heckled outside court” in The Irish Independent (15 July 1999) p. 3.  “Accused also claiming deafness compensation” in The Irish Independent (15 July 1999) p. 3.  Paul Williams, “My 20-year hell as Phyllis suspect” in The Sunday World (18 July 1999) p. 8 Geraldine Niland, “Nightmare of not knowing” in The Sunday Independent (18 July 1999) p. 11.  “Army claim adjourned” in The Irish Independent (20 July 1999) p. 4.  “Murphy murder accused gets bail” in The Irish Independent (27 July 1999) p. 4.  Rita O'Reilly, “After 22 years, ex soldier goes on trial for murder” in The Irish Independent (9 October 2002) p.4  Kathy Donaghy, “Slightly built father-of-five barely audible as he enters innocent plea” in The Irish Independent (9 October 2002) p.4  Rita O'Reilly, “I was looking into the trees when I saw a body, retired garda tells court,” in The Irish Independent (9 October 2002) p.4  “The last time I saw Phyllis” in The Evening Herald (9 October 2002) p.p. 1, 18.  Charles Mallow, “Phyllis fought to the death” in The Evening Herald (10 October 2002) p.p. 1,6.  Rita O'Reilly, “DNA was not mine says man in 1979 murder trial” in The Irish Independent (30 October 2002) p. 8.  Helen Bruce, “'Reluctant' Crerar gives barely audible defence” in The Irish Independent (30 October 2002) p. 8.  Rita O'Reilly, “23 years on, Phyllis's killer is guilty” in The Irish Independent (1 November 2002) p. 9.  Kathy Donaghy, “How Christmas shopping trip ended in horror” in The Irish Independent (1 November 2002) p. 9.  Charlie Mallon “Man who would not let the case die” in The Evening Herald (1 November 2002) p. 4. Rita O'Reilly, “The master of concealment ran out of places to hide” in The Sunday Independent (3 November 2002) p. 9.  Stephen Rae, “Crerar: more sex attacks are revealed” in The Evening Herald (4 November 2002) p. 1.  Melanie Finn, “Crerar trial anguish of murder victim's family” in The Evening Herald (5 November 2002) p. 11.  Rita O'Reilly, “Phyllis Murphy killer accused of child sex abuse” in The Sunday Independent (10 November 2002) p. 6.  Stephen McNeice, “We're not going to let bitterness get us” - sister of murdered Phyllis Murphy” from Newstalk.com https://www.newstalk.com/news/not-going-let-bitterness-get-us-sister-murdered-phyllis-murphy-2-941861 (22 December 2019)
May 24, 2020
67 - Honor Bright: Murder in the Free State
01:05:08
In 1925, while the Irish Free State was still in it's infancy after the close of the civil war, the body of a young woman was found dead lying at a lonely cross roads in South County Dublin. Her name was Honor Bright, a woman who made her living as a sex worker in town.  Two men were tried for her shooting death, but was her killing a the result of her "unfortunate" status, or part of an attempt to keep scandal away from the halls of power in a newly-independent Ireland? ******** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play! Sign up today for a free trial of Noom - the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mens ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Patricia Hughes, Who Killed Honor Bright: How William Bulter and George Yeats cause the fall of the Irish Free State (Hues Books, 2014)  “Verdict of not guilty” in The Scotsman (4 February 1926) p. 9. “Dublin Murder Trial” in The Scotsman (2 February 1926) p. 10.  “Honor Bright: The Dublin Mountains Drama: Girl who was found shot” in Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail (2 February 1926) p. 6.  “Murder of a woman” in The Scotsman (7 July 1925) p. 7  “Sequel to murder trial” in The Northern Whig (24 February 1926) p. 7.  “Dublin Mountain Murders: Dillons evidence of meeting with 'Honor Bright'” in The Northern Whig and Belfast Post (4 February 1926) p. 8.  “Girl shot dead” inThe Ballymena Observer (24 July 1925) p. 10.  “Ex-police chief and doctor in dock” in The Belfast Telegraph (2 February 1926) p. 3.  “Sequel to shooting of woman” in The Dundee Courier (7 July 1925) p. 4.  “The Ticknock Murder” in The Leinster Leader (1 August 1925) p. 7 -8.  “Dublin murder trial: Three minute taken by jury” in The Belfast Telegraph (4 February 1926) p. 4.  “Honor Bright Murder” in The Belfast Telegraph (25 July 1925) p. 9  “Honor Bright” murder: Purcell and Dillon again in court” in The Ballymena Weekly Telegraph (1 August 1925) p. 12.  “Ticknock Murder: accused Acquitted: in The Wicklow People (6 February 1926) p. 10.  “The Ticknock murder charge: sensational evidence” in The Kildare Observer (25 July 1925) p. 6  “Dublin murder trial: police regulate the queue” in The Belfast Telegraph (3 February 1926) p. 9  “Honor Bright Murder: Bail refused to Dr Purcell” in The Belfast Telegraph (11 August 1925) p. 9.  “The murder of Honor Bright: Dr Purcell's application for bail refused” in The Londonderry Sentinel (13 August 1925) p. 6.  “The Ticknock murder charge: medical evidence” in The Kildare Observer (18 July 1925) p. 5.  “Dublin's darker side” the Honor Bright” murder” in The Ballymena Weekly Telegraph (25 July 1925) p. 12  “Not Guilty: Close of Ticknock trial” in The Leinster Leader (6 February 1926) p. 3, 8. “Ticknock murder charge: doctor's application for bail” in The Northern Whig (11 August 1925) p. 7.  “Delay Expected: A very Unsatisfactory position, says judge” in The Evening Herald (10 August 1925) p. 1.  “Through Heart: Dublin girl murdered” in The Belfast Telegraph (10 June 1925) p. 4.
May 11, 2020
66 - A Family Destroyed: The murder of Becky Watts
00:58:43
In February of 2015, 16 year old Becky Watts was reported missing by her family. A city - wide search ensued for the shy and socially anxious teenager. But it would turn out that Becky, and the answers about what had become of her, would be found much closer to home than initially thought.  ********** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Sign up today with ExpressVPN for secure browsing and access to streaming content worldwide. Get 3 months free when you visit expressvpn.com/mens Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! 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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources: Darren Galsworthy The Evil Within (London: Harper Collins, 2016) Purchase here  Steven Morris, “Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare: dark fantasies became reality” in The Guardian  (11 November 2015) https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/11/nathan-matthews-shauna-hoare-becky-watts-dark-fantasies-reality   “Becky Watts: 'Lack of enquiry' into family criticised” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-51221854 (23 January 2020)    Tristan Cork, “Becky Watts' horrified mother slams 'missed opportunities' to support her” from BristolLive.co.uk https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/becky-watts-murder-city-council-3770687 (23 January 2020)    Amanda Devlin, “Killer Brother: where is Nathan Matthews now, why did he murder his step-sister Becky Watts and what happened to his girlfriend Shauna Hoare?” in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4713739/nathan-matthews-becky-watts-murder-shauna-hoare/ (13 November 2017)    “Nathan Matthews tearfully describes moment he killed stepsister Becky Watts” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11959352/Nathan-Matthews-tearfully-describes-moment-he-killed-stepsister-Becky-Watts.html (28 October 2015)    Lucy Sherriff, “Becky Watts: Lets not forget the 16 year old who was 'a tornado and a sunbeam all at once” in The Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/12/lets-not-forget-becky-watts-murdered-teen-shy-loyal-caring-and-loving_n_8541372.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAI4KYyedEGZ2CIrPaZI4a_AbkRMpiUSjzzDl9w27Rm54sg319DEAc_zABhCCBMF8Rk71I3gMEvWyTshIkE3Iv8qYvhlUuXmq7NVngT2-JkiurBfvm1kelbx6VIwgic8KE-ZHVgIceNKce9D35w3RCk8JR-X75-NfAOODviIohC0R (12 November 2015)    Jamie Micklethwaite, “Becky Watts killer 'beaten to near death in prison twice” in The Daily Star https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/becky-watts-shauna-hoare-killer-17063769 (12 November 2016)    Rod Minchin and Claire Hayhurst, “Becky Watts murder: Nathan Matthew and Shauna Hoare jailed for combined 50 years as judge leaves court in tears” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/becky-watts-murder-nathan-matthews-6825854 (13 November 2015)    "Becky Watts murder trial: Jury told girlfriend's ignorance is a ridiculous concept” in The Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/becky-watts-murder-trial-jury-told-girlfriends-ignorance-is-a-ridiculous-concept-a3086111.html (8 October 2015)    “Becky Watts murder trial: Shauna Hoare wrongly portrayed as 'sex fiend'” in the Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/becky-watts-murder-trial-shauna-hoare-wrongly-portrayed-as-sex-fiend-34176574.html (6 November 2015)    “Becky Watts: Body parts found at Bristol house” from  BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31709056 (3 March 2015)     “Becky Watts verdict: Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare guilty of killing” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3313899/Stepbrother-girlfriend-guilty-killing-schoolgirl-Becky-Watts.html (11 November 2015)     Jon Kay, “Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare jailed for Becky Watts killing” in BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34812317 (13 November 2015)     Steven Morris, “Becky Watts: timeline of the 16 year old's disappearance” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/02/becky-watts-disappearance-timeline-16-year-old-bristol ( 3 March 2015)   “Becky Watts disappearance: What we know” from ITV.com https://www.itv.com/news/2015-03-02/becky-watts-disappearance-what-we-know/ (2  March 2015)     “Becky Watts search: Police call in further support” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-31684017 (1 March 2015)     Claire Hayhurst, “Rebecca Watts missing: police and members of the public in search for Bristol teenager” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/rebecca-watts-missing-police-and-members-of-the-public-in-search-for-bristol-teenager-10069646.html (25 February 2015)     Charlotte Krol, “Woman accused of Becky Watts' murder 'grinned and giggled' during police interview” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11927682/Becky-Watts-murder-trial-Teenager-left-house-in-a-tantrum-says-co-accused-Shauna-Hoare.html (12 October 2015)     “Becky Watts: Body parts found at Bristol house”  from BBC News  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31709056 (3 March 2015)     Steven Morris, “Becky Watts: stepbrother charged with murder” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/04/becky-watts-stepbrother-charged-murder-nathan-matthews (4 March 2015)   “Becky Watts: Shauna Hoare charged with murder” from Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/becky-watts-shauna-hoare-charged-with-murder-10355040 (22 June 2015)     L Churchill, “Becky Watts: Sexual motivation to 'grotesquely executed plan' to kidnap Bristol teenager” in The Bristol Post http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Becky-Watts-Sexually-motivation-8220-grotesquely/story-27939162-detail/story.html (7 October 2015)    Jon Kay, “Becky Watts murder trial:Stepbrother 'had sexual motive'” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-34464909 (7 October 2015)     Steve Robson and Laura Elvin, “Becky Watts murder trial: Stepbrother sobs and begs police not to read out confession” in The Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/becky-watts-murder-trial-stepbrother-6682351 (22 October 2015)     “Suspects in Becky Watts trial brought cleaning items after her death” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/26/suspects-in-becky-watts-trial-bought-cleaning-items-after-her-death (26 October 2015)   “Becky Watts trial: Shauna Hoare's kidnap texts 'were sarcastic'” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-34700044 (2 November 2015)     Steven Morris, “Becky Watts was killed in sexually motivated attack, jury told” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/07/becky-watts-was-killed-in-sexually-motivated-attack-jury-told (7 October 2015)    “Becky Watts stepbrother and his girlfriend guilty of killing” from BBC NEWs https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34790804 (11 November 2015)    “Becky Watts murder: Karl Demetrius and Jaydene Parsons jailed” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-35491862 (5 February 2016)    Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Becky_Watts 
Apr 26, 2020
65 - A Deadly Affair: The killing of Penny McAllister
00:51:51
Penny and Duncan McAllister married young. But by all accounts, their marriage flourished while Duncan pursued his career as an officer in the British Army. In 1990, they moved to Armagh. Through their involvement in the diving community they met a young soldier with the UDR, Susan Christie.  Nine months later, both women would be injured while out walking in a secluded forest, and Penny was horrifically killed.. But who had been the attacker? ******** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Get 10% off your first three months of vitamins at ritual.com/mens Sign up today for a free trial of Noom - the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mens  ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store!  ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Nicholas Davies, A Deadly Kind of Love (Blake: London, 1994) Find it here  Dive Club Northern Ireland “SS Chirripo” https://www.diveclubni.com/dive-sites/chirripo  “A mistress driven to murder” in The Herald Scotland https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12661215.a-mistress-driven-to-murder/ (18 February 1995)    Sean McMahon, “Part One: Crime of passion and lies” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/part-one-crime-of-passion-and-lies-28453186.html (4 July 2008)    Judgment of the Court of Appeal – November 1992 find it here 
Apr 12, 2020
64 - Hostage at Derrada Woods: The story of Don Tidey
01:15:35
In the early 1980s, there was a series of kidnap-for-ransom crimes committed in the Republic by the Provisional IRA in order to raise funds to finance their organisation and its terrorist operations here and in the UK. One of the victims of these abductions was prominent businessman, Don Tidey, and Englishman who was the senior executive of the Quinnsworth group of supermarkets. Tidey was held for 23 days in Derrada wood, Co Leitrim. He as rescued by the gardai and the army, but a garda probationer and an army private were killed during the operation. Though a number of people were charged in relation to the kidnap, no one has ever been charged in relation to the two killings. ******** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Get 10% off your first three months of vitamins at ritual.com/mens Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Offences Against the State Act, 1939. Find it here: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1939/act/13/enacted/en/print#sec36  Vannini, Marco & Detotto, Claudio & Mccannon, Bryan.. “Ransom Kidnapping.” in (eds) Jurgen Georg Backhaus Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (Springer,  2015) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273574256_Ransom_Kidnapping  Reporting from Peter Murtagh, Niall Kiely and Jim Cusack for The Irish Times Jim Cusack and Basil Miller, “Maze escapers and gun shipment seized by Dutch” in The Irish Times  (17 January 1986) p. 1.    “Go ahead given for kidnap trial” from BBC NEWS http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6161347.stm (8 December 2006)    “Republican will face kidnap trial” from BBC NEWS http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/4782270.stm (7 March 2006)   Vivion Kilfeather, “Supreme Court clears way for McFarlene kidnap trial” in The Irish Examiner (6 March 2008) https://archive.is/20120616060609/http://archives.tcm.ie/irishexaminer/2008/03/06/story57024.asp#selection-1701.1-1701.348  “McFarlene launches second judicial review” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0515/76265-mcfarlaneb/ (15 May 2006)    “McFarlene trial opens today” from TodayFM.com https://web.archive.org/web/20110717065409/http://news.todayfm.com/story.asp?sid=15262 (11 June 2008)    “Maze escaper kidnap case collapse” from BBC NEWS http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7475724.stm (26 June 2008)    “Maze escapee Bik McFarlene wins Irish government damages” from BBC NEWS https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-11259072 (10 September 2010)    “IRA may have got money from insurance firm” in The Irish Times (25 February 1985) p. 8.   Ella Shanahan, “Noonan calls for ban on kidnap insurance” in The Irish Times (19 July 1985) p. 1.  Padraig Yeates, “Swiss bank ordered to disclose IRA fund details” in The Irish Times (21 November 1985) p. 1.    Sean Flynn, “Store group 'paid £2m to IRA'” in The Irish Times (2 December 1985) p 8.    Conor O'Clery, “No evidence on Tidey extortion allegation – Scott” in The Irish Times (16 December 1985) p. 6.   Conor O'Clery, “No proof of IRA payment, MP told” in The Irish Times (20 December 1985) p. 9.    Jim Cusack, “Paying off the IRA not to kill and kidnap” in The Irish Times ( 16 March 1990) p. 13.    Niall Kiely, “No official knowledge of ransom pay-out” in The Irish Times (20 February 1985) p. 9.    Ireland's Most Shocking Crimes – The Kidnapping of Don Tidey  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP1hpT01nrI Scannal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y294tqcSVQk  Today Tonight 16 Dec 1983 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKY-BM3MG6U  Wikis:  John Joe McGirl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Joe_McGirl  Special Criminal Court https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Criminal_Court  Brendan McFarlene https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_McFarlane  For a full list of sources, please see our website www.mensreapod.com
Mar 29, 2020
63 - Under the cover of Darkness: Dolores Lynch & Lyn Madden
00:54:25
In 1983, three women died in an horrific house fire at Blackpitts in Dublin. It would emerge that one of them - 34 year old Dolores Lynch - had been targeted by a violent and vengeful pimp. John Cullen was alleged to have held a grudge against the former sex worker for pursuing charges against him for an assault seven years before. In the course of getting justice for Dolores Lynch, there would be shocking revelations about what went on in Dublin City under the cover of darkness. ******** Thanks to our sponsors for today's episode: Sign up today with ExpressVPN for secure browsing and access to streaming content worldwide. Get 3 months free when you visit expressvpn.com/mens Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Three women die in house fire” in The Irish Times (17 January 1983) p. 1.    Paul Murray, “Prostitutes' rights activists dies” in The Irish Times (21 January 1983) p. 11.  “Man charged with woman's murder” in The Irish Times (28 January 1983) p. 11.    “Murder charge man remanded” in The Irish Times (4 February 1983) p. 4.    “Man cleared fo attempting to pervert justice” in The Irish Times (23 June 1983) p. 13. "Man charged with 'revenge' fire killing” in The Irish Times (5 October 1983) p. 13.    “Accused man glad woman died in fire, court told” in The Irish Times (6 October 1983) p. 13  “Garda tells court accused man denied intent to kill” in The Irish Times (7 October 1983) p. 13    “Juror's illness stops Dublin firebomb trial” in The Irish Times (8 October 1983) p. 1. “Juror's illness stops trial” in The Irish Times (8 October 1983) p. 7.    “Fire death trial starts next month” in The Irish Times (27 October 1983) p. 13.    “Arson Death revenge alleged” in The Irish Times (8 November 1983) p. 13.    “Woman says she watched lover set house alight” in The Irish Times (9 November 1983) p. 11.  “Former prostitute met pope, trial told” in The Irish Times (10 November 1983) p. 11.  “Legal moves in murder trial” in The Irish Times (11 November 1983)  p. 13    "Legal pleas in murder trial” in The Irish Times (12 November 1983) p. 8.  “Legal argument continues in trial” in The Irish Times (15 November 1983) p. 11 “Man guilty of woman's murder” in The Irish Times  (17 November 1983) p. 1.  “Man found guilty of murder of Dolores Lynch” in The Irish Times (17 November 1983) p. 13. Paul Murray, “Activist made waves – and enemies” in The Irish Times (18 November 1983) p. 11. “Man gets life sentence fo murder of Dolores Lynch” in The Irish Times (18 November 1983) p. 11. “Convicted killer granted order against Magill” in The Irish Times (30 November 1983) p. 8.    “Judgment on 'Magill' injunction is reserved” in The Irish Times (1 December 1983) p. 10.  “'Magill' forbidden to publish Cullen article” in The Irish Times (3 December 1983) p. 10.    “Court order against 'Magill' is set aside” in The Irish Times (8 December 1983) p. 10. “Court rejects killer's appeal” in The Irish Times (12 March 1985) p. 10. June Levine, “A woman in Gangland” in Magill https://magill.ie/archive/woman-gangland (20 November 1983)  Sarah Cadden, “Afraid of the past catching up” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/woman/celeb-news/afraid-of-the-past-catching-up-26425649.html (24 February 2008)  Ken Fox, “Triple killer now faces life behind bars” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/triple-killer-now-faces-life-behind-bars-26233439.html (19 July 2003) “Writer central to the women's movement” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/writer-central-to-the-women-s-movement-1.898039 (18 October 2008)    June Levine “Letters to the Editor: Prostitution and feminism” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/prostitution-and-feminism-1.1156064 (3 September 2004)    Colm Tóibín, “A brush with the law” in The Dublin Review (Autumn 2007) https://thedublinreview.com/article/a-brush-with-the-law/ 
Mar 15, 2020
62 - Kidnap: Joyce McKinney
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In September of 1977, Kirk Anderson a 21 year old American Mormon missionary is reported missing in Ewell, a town just south and west of London. Three days later, Kirk turns up again. Reports emerged that he had been kidnapped by a woman who was obsessed with him, and forced to have sex with her. But Joyce McKinney was a petite pretty blonde woman, and the British press and public were incredulous at the idea that anyone would have objected to her company for a few days and nights. So, was Joyce McKinney a woman who was just trying to get her man back, or was she a deranged stalker who had kidnapped and raped a man? ********** Thanks to our sponsors for today’s episode: Sign up today with Better Help to start professional online counselling. Get 10% off your first month when you visit betterhelp.com/mens Start your Ritual today and get 10% off your first three months of vitamins at ritual.com/mens ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources: Anthony Delano, Joyce McKinney and the case of the Manacled Mormon (London: Revel Barker, 2009) purchase here  Phil Helsel, “Woman, 68, charged in Los Angeles area hit-and-run death of Holocaust survivor”  from NBCnews.com https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/woman-68-charged-los-angeles-area-hit-run-death-holocaust-n1026531 (4 July 2019)  “Psychiatric evaluation ordered for woman suspected in Valley Village hit-and-run death of Holocaust survivor” from DailyNews.com https://www.dailynews.com/2019/07/05/psychiatric-evaluation-ordered-for-woman-suspected-in-valley-village-hit-and-run-death-of-holocaust-survivor/ (5 July 2019)    David Batty, “Joyce McKinney: from Mormon manacling to dog cloning” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/news/blog/2008/aug/08/joycemckinneyfrommormonman (8 August 2008)    “A Mormon, a beauty queen and manacles...” from WalesOnline.co.uk https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/mormon-beauty-queen-manacles-2205353 (29 January 2008)    “Cloned-dog owner is '70s fugitive” in The Denver Post https://www.denverpost.com/2008/08/09/cloned-dog-owner-is-70s-fugitive/ (9 August 2008)    Andrew Anthony, “Joyce McKinney and the battle of the tabloids” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/oct/16/mckinney-mormon-missionary-sex-tabloid (16 October 2011)    Roy Greenslade, “Judge finds for filmmaker in 'manacled Mormon' case” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2013/oct/17/joyce-mckinney-california (17 October 2013)    Eriq Gardner, “Errol Morris heads to trial against irate plaintiff at center of 2011 documentary 'Tabloid'” in The Hollywood Reporter https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/errol-morris-heads-trial-irate-854823 (15 January 2016)    Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manacled_Mormon_case
Mar 01, 2020
Introducing: Verified
00:04:34
We’re bringing you a special clip from Verified, a new investigative true crime podcast from Stitcher. Season one of Verified tells the story of a group of fearless women from around the world who band together with a team of Italian reporters to bring a policeman turned sexual predator to justice.  Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives.  Season 1 of Verified is out NOW - listen and subscribe wherever you find your podcasts. If you want to listen to the full season of Verified now, without ads, sign up for Stitcher Premium at stitcherpremium.com. Use promo code WITNESS for 1 month free.  Subscribe to Verified in Stitcher or wherever you listen: verified-podcast.com  Music: Realness Kai Engel (www.kai-engel.com/) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Feb 24, 2020
61 - Retrial: The murder of Jong Ok Shin
00:50:38
On 12th July, 2002 Jong Ok Shin a Korean language student was brutally murdered while living in Bournemouth. A local drug addicted man, Omar Benguit was quickly identified as the prime suspect.  But shortly after, it would emerge that at the time of Ms Shin's death, a man that had committed two murders, was living just streets away.  ********* Thanks to our sponsors for today's episode: Sign up today with Better Help to start professional online counselling. Get 10% off your first month when you visit betterhelp.com/mens Don't forget to check out the True Crime Couple podcast Try the casual mobile puzzle game Best Fiends today! Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! This week's featured podcast is the new show Criminal Conduct - an investigative show about people who been wronged, done wrong, or have gotten caught in the middle. Find it here ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********** Sources: R v Omar Benguit [2014] EWCA Crim 690 https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2014/690.html Tom Rawstorne, “A body in an Italian church, locks of stolen hair... and a chilling link to this British mother's murder” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1262663/A-body-Italian-church-locks-stolen-hair---chilling-link-British-mothers-murder.html#ixzz1nD1KzOvo (1 April 2010)  “Man with fetish for cutting women's hair 'murdered and mutilated mother-of-two'” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387595/Danilo-Restivo-murdered-mutilated-mother-Heather-Barnett.html#ixzz1n342DCRI (17 May 2011)  Jane Reader, “Killer Danilo Restivo fighting plans to deport him to Italy by claiming right to family” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11019440.killer-danilo-restivo-fighting-plans-to-deport-him-to-italy-by-claiming-right-to-family-life/ (19 February 2014)  Paula Roberts and Andy Martin, “Heather Barnett jury told of 'deliberate false alibi' by Danilo Restivo” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9032958.heather-barnett-jury-told-of-deliberate-false-alibi-by-danilo-restivo/ (18 May 2011)  Paula Roberts, “Law chiefs to discuss Omar Benguit's bid for freedom” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9916854.law-chiefs-to-discuss-omar-benguits-bid-for-freedom/ (7 September 2012)  Tobias Jones, “Danilo Restivo's murder conviction is just the tip of the iceberg” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jun/29/danilo-restivo-murder-conviction-iceberg (29 June 2011)  Steven Morris, “How Damilo Restivo was caught” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jun/29/how-danilo-restivo-was-caught (29 June 2011)  Paula Roberts, “Student's killer's case reviewed as Danilo Restivo is made a suspect” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9553795.student-killers-case-reviewed-as-danilo-restivo-is-made-a-suspect/ (25 February 2012) Andy Martin, “Restivo jury hears DNA evidence” in The Bournemouth Daily Echo https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9089217.restivo-jury-hears-dna-evidence/ (16 June 2011)  “Portsmouth 'Making a Murderer' innocence project working to clear killer Omar Benguit's name” in The Portsmouth News https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/crime/portsmouth-making-murderer-innocence-project-working-clear-killer-omar-benguits-name-1266803 (18 February 2016)  Alex Forsythe, “'Hair-in-hand' killer Danilo Restivo in appeal” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-19904969/hair-in-hand-killer-danilo-restivo-in-appeal (10 October 2012)  “Convicted murderer Omar Benguit waiting on appeal decision” in The Southern Daily Echo https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11101434.convicted-murderer-omar-benguit-waiting-on-appeal-decision/ (25 March 2014)  Marika Henneberg, “Lost in the system: The case of Omar Benguit” from TheJusticeGap.com https://www.thejusticegap.com/lost-system-case-omar-benguit/ (16 January 2017)  Marika Henneberg, “Omar Benguit: 'I would rather die than admit to something I haven't done” from TheJusticeGap.com https://www.thejusticegap.com/omar-benguit-i-would-rather-die-than-admit-to-something-i-havent-done/ (19 November 2015)  Bronagh Munro, “Unmaking a murderer: After 16 years in prison, could Omar Benguit clear his name?” from BBC.co.uk https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/2136f656-6b44-48bb-9c09-a270b9ecab21 (5 July 2018)  Tobais Jones, Blood on the Altar: In search of a serial killer (London: Faber and Faber, 2012) available here BBC3 – Unsolved: The man with no Alibi available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pLLOGcawh0 Clips of Jeremy Kyle interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiszoCdQaV4 Website: http://www.omarbenguit.co.uk/ Wikis:  Murder of Jong Ok Shin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jong-Ok_Shin Danilo Restivo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danilo_Restivo History of Bournemouth - https://www.bournemouth.co.uk/explore/history-of-bournemouth
Feb 16, 2020
60 - Siege: The death of John Carthy
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In April of 2000, 27 year old John Carthy, who suffered from bi-polar disorder, barricaded himself in his family home while in the throws of a manic episode. The gardai were called, and soon the old, dilapidated bungalow was surrounded by armed officers.  What followed was a standoff that lasted over 24 hours, and resulted in the tragic death of John.  But where the gardai responsible?  ********** Thanks to our sponsors for today's episode: Start your Ritual today and get 10% off your first three months of vitamins at ritual.com/mens Sudio Sweden introduces their new wireless earbuds: Fem. There's a free cross body pouch with every purchase of Fem for a limited time Get 15% off your purchase at sudio.com today with the code GUILTY.  ********** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  ********** Sources: Mr Justice Robert Barr, Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Facts and Circumstances surrounding the Fatal Shooting of John Carthy at Abbeylara, Co. Longford on 20 April 2000. (Government Publications Office, July 2006) Find it here Marie Carthy, My Brother John: A Sister's Story (Dublin: Hodder Headline, 2007) Purchase it here  Regina Hennelly, Abbeylara: The Tragic Shooting of John Carthy (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2007) 
Feb 02, 2020
59 - A Miscarriage of Justice: Nora Wall
00:52:15
In 1996, former nun with the Sisters of Mercy Nora Wall was accused of rape by a girl who had formerly been in her care at a group home in Cappoquin, Co Waterford. Alongside her, a homeless man, Paul "Pablo" McCabe, who had once been resident at the same institution was also implicated. The two went to trial, but the affair would later be declared a miscarriage of justice.  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! ******* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******* Sources: Brendan Farrelly and Aideen Sheehan, “Ex-nun helped man in brutal sex attack on girl” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/exnun-helped-man-in-brutal-sex-attack-on-girl-26146877.html (11 June 1999)    Aideen Sheehan, “Tears of relief as jury finds victim was no liar” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/tears-of-relief-as-jury-finds-victim-was-no-liar-26146883.html (11 June 1999)    Aideen Sheehan and Jerome Reilly, “The Sister of No Mercy” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-sister-of-no-mercy-26146982.html (12 June 1999)    Sean O'Driscoll, “Silence in court as ex-nun is convicted” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/silence-in-court-as-exnun-is-convicted-26259703.html (13 June 1999)    Geraldine Collins, “Rapist nun was sacked from job by Order” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rapist-nun-was-sacked-from-job-by-order-26146991.html (12 June 1999)    “Sr Dominic's victim speaks out” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/sr-dominics-victim-speaks-out-26259699.html (13 June 1999)    “Rape victim says she intends to sue nuns and the State” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rape-victim-says-she-intends-to-sue-nuns-and-the-state-26147097.html (14 June 1999)    Rita O'Reilly, “Ex-nun gets life for rape” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/exnun-gets-life-for-rape-26145053.html (24 July 1999)    Aideen Sheehan, “Life for the nun who raped a child” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/life-for-the-nun-who-raped-a-child-26145049.html (24 July 1999)    Aideen Sheehan, “Rapist nun will ask courts to free her today” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rapist-nun-will-ask-courts-to-free-her-today-26145406.html (27 July 1999)    Senan Moloney, “Judges quash former nun's rape conviction” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/judges-quash-former-nuns-rape-conviction-26145504.html (28 July 1999)    Kevin Moore, “Ex-nun caught on a legal see-saw” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/exnun-caught-on-a-legal-seesaw-26260363.html (1 August 1999)    “DPP may order retrial for freed rape case nun” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dpp-may-order-retrial-for-freed-rape-case-nun-26130670.html (2 November 1999)    Liz Allen "Retrial rules out for former nun in rape case debacle” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/retrial-ruled-out-for-former-nun-in-rape-case-debacle-26261712.html (14 November 1999)    Brian Dowling, “Errors that led to great legal debacle” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/errors-that-led-to-great-legal-debacle-26132401.html (18 November 1999)  Brian Dowling, “DPP will not seek rape case re-trial” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dpp-will-not-seek-rape-case-retrial-26132437.html (18 November 1999)    Kevin Moore, “Nora Wall desperate for a fresh start after her sentence of sham” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/nora-wall-desperate-for-a-fresh-start-after-her-sentence-of-shame-26261822.html (21 November 1999)    John Maddock and Aideen Sheehan, “Botched rape case nun us innocent, says DD” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/botched-rape-case-nun-is-innocent-says-dpp-26132894.html (23 November 1999)    Michael Sheridan, “'Pablo' may now find peace in anonymity” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/pablo-may-now-find-peace-in-anonymity-26228319.html (19 January 2003)    “DPP won't resist nun's challenge” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dpp-wont-resist-nuns-challenge-26015090.html (4 February 2004)    John Maddock, “Declaration sought over rape case” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/declaration-sought-over-rape-case-25976701.html (22 July 2005)    O'Brien, Breda. "Miscarriage of Justice: Paul McCabe and Nora Wall." Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 95, no. 380 (2006): 355-64. Accessed January 13, 2020. jstor.org/stable/30095917.  D.P.P.-v- Nora Wall, [2005] IE CCA 140 (2005)    “DPP report on events relating to Wall and McCabe prosecution” in The Irish Times (18 November 1999) p. 8.  John Byrne, “Nora Wall” in Magill https://magill.ie/archive/nora-wall (7 December 2005)   Mary Carolan, “Ex-nun Nora Wall settles damages case for miscarriage of justice” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/ex-nun-nora-wall-settles-damages-case-for-miscarriage-of-justice-1.2645707 (12 May 2016)    The Ryan Report – Chapter 8: Cappoquin http://www.childabusecommission.ie/rpt/pdfs/CICA-VOL2-08.PDF (May 2009)    Alison Healy, “Nun criticised in abuse report identified as Nora Wall” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/nun-criticised-in-abuse-report-identified-as-nora-wall-1.771250 (27 May 2009)    For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com
Jan 19, 2020
58 - Murder by Mistake: Melanie McCarthy McNamara
00:55:19
Gangs and drugs effect nearly every community. But in 2012, the Dublin suburb of Tallaght was shocked by the spillover of violence. 16 year old Melanie McCarthy McNamara was shot while she sat in the back of a parked car on a residential street. The gunman had shot from the back of a black SUV and sped off immediately.  Two men alleged to be involved in drugs locally were identified by gardai, and after protracted court battles have found themselves in prison in relation to Melanie's killing. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Our featured podcast this week is from the forthcoming podcast called Scene of the Crime. Season One is a deep-dive into the unsolved 2017 murder of Abby Williams and  Libby German in Delphi Indiana. Find the show here, and be sure to subscribe! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Conor Lally and Stephen Carroll, “ Youngest victim of gang crime was not target, gardai say” in The Irish Times (9 February 2012) p. 1.    Conor Lally, “Girl was killed in well-planned attack, say gardai” in The Irish Times (9 February 2012) p. 3.    Stephen Carroll, “Residents express shock at violence against 'young girl'” in The Irish Times (9 February 2012) p. 3.    Conor Lally, “Gardai identify two men linked to murder of Tallaght teenager” in The Irish Independent (10 February 2012) p. 5.    Conor Lally, “Suspects in girl's murder on run in Ireland” in The Irish Times (11 February 2012) p. 7.  “Two arrested over Dublin teen killing” in The Irish Times (17 February 2012) p. 6.    Mark Hennessy, “London funeral for shooting victim” in The Irish Times (18 February 2012) p. 7.    Pamela Duncan, “Man charged with shotgun murder of teenager” in The Irish Times (22 February 2012) p. 4.    “Teenager in court on drugs charges denied bail” in The Irish Times (4 May 2012) p. 4.   Conor Lally, Man to appear in court over fatal shooting of teenager” in The Irish Times (2 October 2012) p. 6.    “Youth (17) charged with murder of teenage girl” in The Irish Times (3 October  2012) p. 8.   “Teenager faces murder trial” in The Irish Times (10 October 2012) p. 4.    “Man jailed for 20 years over fatal drive-by shooting of teenager in car” in The Irish Times (1 August 2013) p. 6.    Conor Lally, “Man jailed for death of girl is scalded” in The Irish Times (13 September 2013) p. 9.    “Teenager pleads not guilty to murder of girl (16) in Tallaght” in The Irish Times (14 January 2014) p. 6.   Natasha Reid, “Murder accused 'boasted about shooting girl'” In The Irish Times ( 15 January 2014) p. 6.    Natasha Reid, “Hospital staff tell murder trial of efforts to save girl” in The Irish Times (16 January 2014) p. 16.    “Youth was a protected prisoner” in The Irish Times (22 January 2014) p. 6.    “Murder accused admits writing letters on killing” in The Irish Times (23 January 2014) p. 6.    “Youth found guilty of murder” in The Irish Times (25 January 2014) p. 6.    Ireland's Teen Killers TV3 (May 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol21ZJshVKg  Find a full list of sources at www.mensreapod.com
Jan 05, 2020
57 - Unsolved: The murder of Grace Livingstone
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In 1992, a murder unlike any other happened in the quiet seaside town of Malahide. Grace Livingstone (56) was bound and then shot in the head in her own home.  Gardai initially suspected that the culprit was someone close to her - Grace's husband, Jim. But Jim himself suspected that whoever was responsible had taken their displeasure for him, and his position at the Irish taxing authority, out on poor Grace. Her murder remains unsolved. ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Our featured podcast this week is from the wonderful show Fresh Hell. Join Annie and Johanna as they discuss murder, mysteries and the macabre from different sides of the world! Find them here ********* Music: Kevin McLeod, Quinns Song : The Dance Begins. (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Tom Connolly, Detective: A Life Upholding the Law  (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2015) Purchase here Barry Cummins, The Cold Case Files (Dublin: Gill & McMillan, 2012)   Purchase here Alison Healy, “Brutal murder of Grace Livingstone remains a mystery” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/brutal-murder-of-grace-livingstone-remains-a-mystery-1.911499 (10 April 2008)    Meave Sheehan, “Unsolved Crimes: How Grace Livingstone's killer got away with murder” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/special-reports/unsolved-crimes-how-grace-livingstones-killer-got-away-with-murder-34944717.html (7 August 2016)    Juno McEnroe, “Murder suspect cleared 15 years after wife's death” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/murder-suspect-cleared-15-years-after-wifes-death-59911.html (10 April 2008)    Juno McEnroe, “Sergeant deliberately misled gardai, court hears” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/sergeant-deliberately-misled-gardai-court-hears-59472.html (4 April 2008)    Cormac Looney, “Cut on face is key to Livingstone cold case”  The Evening Herald  https://www.herald.ie/news/cut-on-face-is-key-to-livingstone-cold-case-27931245.html (10 November 2009)  Cathal Dervan. “Tax Inspector claims that IRA killed his wife” from IrishCentral.com https://www.irishcentral.com/news/tax-inspector-claims-that-ira-killed-his-wife-117484833-237373581 (6 March 2011)    Historical weather data via: https://www.met.ie/climate/available-data/historical-data 
Dec 22, 2019
56 - Predator: The deaths of Patricia McGauley & Mary Cummins
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1990 was a decade of missing women. We remember the names of the unfound - Annie McCarrick, Eva Brennan, Jo Jo Dollard, Deirdre Jacob.  The names Patricia McGauley and Mary Cummins were once on that list. These two women disappeared from Dublin in the space of a year, and it wasn't until a large scale review of cases of missing women from Dublin that a startling link was discovered between the two women.  Both of them had unknowingly spent time with a predator: Michael Bambrick. ******** With thanks to today's sponsor thebouqs.com. Go to thebouqs.com/mensand enter code MENS at checkout for 25% off your order of farm fresh flowers! Don't forget to check out our sponsors Best Fiends, the 5* rated puzzle game. Find it on the Apple App store and Google Play!  ******** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Our featured podcast this week is from our good friends over at Murderific! Get ready to hear  true stories about serial killers, mass murders, the missing, and unsolved crimes. Listen here! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Stephen Rae, Killers:Murders in Ireland (Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1998) p.p. 67 - 80. “Murder accused seeks early trial” in TheIrishTimes (8 December 1995) p. 4.    Bernard Condon BL, “Life sentence not available where  manslaughter plea is accepted by DPP” in The Irish Times (7 October 1996) p 20.    “Remand in double murder case” in The Irish Times (27 October 1995) p. 4.    “Man faces charges in 2 murders” in The Irish Times (21 October 1995) p. 4.  “Man admits manslaughter of two women discovered by Garda dig” in The Irish Times (4 May 1996)  “Garda evidence leaked to media before case was proven in court” in The Irish Times (25 July 1996) p. 4.    “Bambrick admits  women died when he gagged them during intercourse” in The Irish Times (18 July 1996) p. 4  Jim Cusack, “Disappearances occurred during a most violent period” in The Irish Times (11 September 2001) p. 9.    Jim Cusack, “Missing women believed buried in the Dublin area” in The Irish Times , (20 May 1995) p. 7.    Marie O'Halloran, “Missing woman's sister believes she is dead” in The Irish Times (14 April 1995) p. 6.    Jim Cusack, “Arrested man brought gardai to locations of women's bodies” in The Irish Times (27 June 1995) p. 1.    “Forensic tests on women's bodies” in The Irish Times (1 July 1995) p. 4.  “Charges in murder cases expected” in The Irish Times (20 October 1995) p. 6.    “Double sex killer gets 18-year jail sentence” in The Irish Times (27 July 1996) p. 6.    Frank Kilfeather and Jim Cusack, “Skull found at Garda dig after arrest over alleged sexual assaults” in The Irish Times (26 June 1995) p. 1.    Jim Cusack, “Serial killer theory gains ground,” in The Irish Independent (26 September 1998) p. 9.  Jim Cusack, “Garda search on site for body continues” in The Irish Times (28 June 1995) p. 3.     Jim Cusack, “Murdered women were dismembered, say gardai” in The Irish Independent (30 June 1995) p. 1.    Jim Cusack, “Gardai find bones at Balgaddy as search for woman continues” in The Irish Times (29 June 1995) p. 1.     “Killing and dismembering of two women described” in The Irish Times (20 November 1998) p. 6.    Mairead Carey, “Relatives of Bambrick victim angry at sentence” in The Irish Times  27 July 1996) p. 8.    “Unrelated case led gardai to connect killings” in The Irish Times (27 July 1996) p. 8.    Mairead Carey, “Neighbours convinced 'weird' man was killer” in The Irish Times (27 July 1996) p. 8.    Mairead Carey, “Samantha says a prayer every night for Mary” in The Irish Times (27 July 1996) p. 8.    Mairead Carey, “Double tragedy for family left to bury second daughter” in The Irish Times  ( 27 July 1996) p. 8.    Jim Cusack, “Arrested man brought gardai to dig sites” in The Irish Times (27 June 1995) p. 3.    Jim Cusack, “Garda checks found one man linked to two missing women” in The Irish Times (27 June 1995) p. 3.    “Garda hunt for bodies of missing women moves to new site” in The Irish Times (17 April 1995) p. 1.    Jim Cusack, “Dig follows major murder investigation” in The Irish Times (26 June 1995) p. 5.   Fergus Black, “Brutal sex killer freed after 13 years in jail for double slaying” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/brutal-sex-killer-freed-after-13-years-in-jail-for-double-slaying-26531245.html (25 April 2009)    Allison Bray, “Family outraged over early release of sex killer” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-outraged-over-early-release-of-sex-killer-26529103.html (17 April 2009)    Ben Quinn, “Butchered and buried” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/butchered-and-buried-26168988.html (20 November 1998)   “Family fury as sex killer freed five years early” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/family-fury-as-sex-killer-freed-five-years-early-27908651.html (17 April 2009)    Stephen Breen, “Sadistic cross-dressing sex killer Michael Bambrick living under new name in Dublin” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/archives/irish-news/232236/sadistic-cross-dressing-sex-killer-michael-bambrick-living-under-new-name-in-dublin/ (8 October 2016)   Alana Fearson, “Notorious double sex killer Michael Bambrick living in north inner city under new identity” from DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/notorious-double-sex-killer-michael-11999244 (9 October 2016) 
Dec 08, 2019
55 - Murder by Arson: The McCann Family
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In the summer of 1992, the McCann Family endured a series of gas leaks in their home, and a spate of threatening phone calls. These nuisances escalated quickly though, and culminated in a raging fire in their Rathfarnham home. Esther McCann and her foster daughter, Jessica, died in the blaze. Investigators ruled that this was a case of arson, and gardai quickly discovered that Frank McCann - the grieving father and husband - had some dark secrets.  ********** The featured podcast this week is a new one. Don't forget to check out Apple for the Teacher podcast. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! ********** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: “Sex abuse that beggars belief” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/sex-abuse-that-beggars-belief-26200037.html (30 January 1998)  Ray Managh, “Family claim against killer of daughter and her child” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-claim-against-killer-of-daughter-and-her-child-26180722.html (17 July 1998)  Ray Managh, “McCann to renew appeal on wife killing” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/mccann-to-renew-appeal-on-wife-killing-26176066.html (1 August 1998)  Ray Managh, “Blaze victim's mother wins £90,000 payout” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/blaze-victims-mother-wins-90000-payout-26171143.html (9 October 1998)  Bernie O'Toole, “Wife murderer 'quite capable of killing again” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wife-murderer-quite-capable-of-killing-again-26171294.html (10 October 1998)  Nicola Tallant, “No remorse from killer who burned wife, baby to death” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/no-remorse-from-killer-who-burned-wife-baby-to-death-26418038.html (29 October 2006)  Catherine Murphy, “We won't be safe is my sister's killer is released” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/we-wont-be-safe-if-my-sisters-killer-is-released-26893675.html (2 September 2012)  Conor Feehan, “Pictured: Double murderer serving life for killing wife and daughter gets taste of freedom with new prison job” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pictured-double-murderer-serving-life-for-killing-wife-and-daughter-gets-a-taste-of-freedom-with-new-prison-job-35948540.html (19 July 2017)  Conor Feehan, “'He Should never be free' – family's horror as killer prepares for release” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/he-should-never-be-free-familys-horror-as-killer-prepares-for-release-38165850.html (31 May 2019)  Paul O'Neill and Frank McNally, “The 'distraught husband' who was unmasked as a cold killer” in The Irish Times (16 August 1996) p 6.  “McCann sits impassively as verdict is read to court” in The Irish Times (16 August 1996) p 6.  Frank McNally and Paul O'Neill, “Charismatic figure with reputation for clean living” in The Irish Times (16 August 1996) p 6.  Frank McNally and Paul O'Neill, “A loving woman unaware of sinister developments” in The Irish Times (16 August 1996) p 6.  “Garda shown mass card addressed to publican” in The Irish Times (13 January 1994) p 5.  “Jury in trial of publican charged with murder may retire today” in The Irish Times (13 August 1996) p 3.  Frank McNally, “Frank McCann: Consummate actor' and calculating killer” in The Irish Times (17 August 1996) p 7. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/frank-mccann-consummate-actor-and-calculating-killer-1.77547 “Jurors told the State has no case against defendant in murder trial” in The Irish Times (14 August 1996) p 5.   “Blowtorch had been turned to 'on' position says detective” in The Irish Times (18 January 1994) p 17.  “Brothers were told of suicide pact, trial hears” in The Irish Times (1 August 1996) p 6. “Murder accused claims gardai threatened him at interview” in The Irish Times (7 August 1996) p 3.  “Judge alerts the jury to unsupported evidence in publican's murder trial” in The Irish Times (15 August 1996) p 7.  "Trial told about death of woman and child” in The Irish Times (20 June 1996) p 4.  “Fire as described to gardai would have injured arsonist, scientist tells trial” in The Irish Times (10 August 1996) p 3.  “Publican says wife was told of adoption problem with baby before fatal fire” in The Irish Times (8 August 1996) p 4.  “Decision today on murder case” in The Irish Times (31 January 1994) p 4.  Frank McNally, “Publican sentenced to life for murder of wife, baby” in The Irish Times (16 August 1996) p 1.  “Man in murder case remanded” in The Irish Times (27 April 1993) p 3 “Gardai to investigate threat to husband” in The Irish Times (9 September 1992) p 3.  Paul O'Neill, “Fatal fire investigated” in The Irish Times (5 September 1992) p 4.  Stephen Rae, Killers; Murders in Ireland (Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1998) p.p. 21-38. 
Nov 24, 2019
54 - The Serial Child Murders of Robert Black
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A stranger snatching a child off the street is thankfully a rare thing. But throughout the 70s and 80s, in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, a number of young girls disappeared as if into thin air while walking alone. Most went missing in broad daylight. Some were found - their bodies dumped hundreds of miles from home. Some remain missing, presumed murdered. In 1990, police in Scotland realised that many of these cases were linked. A delivery driver living in London was responsible for them all. Despite getting into trouble throughout his youth for sexually motivated attacks on younger children, Robert Black had been free to roam the country and target girls for decades. *Episode Image: Jennifer Cardy (via The Irish Times Archive) *************** Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! The featured podcast this week is a new one. Don't forget to check out Another Shade of Crime!  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *************** Sources: C.L Swinney, Robert Black: The true story of a child killer from the United Kingdom (Toronto: RJ Parker, 2015)  Purchase here Robert Church, Well Done Boys: The life and crimes of Robert Black (London: Constable, 1997)   Purchase here   Ray Wyre and Tim Tate, The Death of Childhood (London: Penguin, 1995) Purchase here  “The Disappearance of Genette Tate” by DevonLive.com http://genettetate.devonlive.com/?_ga=2.216723730.521717693.1573263562-772761478.1572713433#group-police-hunt-SdsU2ZvdDN (August 2018)     Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-disappearance-of-genette-tate/id1425038532   Alan McEwen, “Caroline Hogg murder: City scarred 30 years on” in The Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/caroline-hogg-murder-city-scarred-30-years-on-1-2992923 (8 July 2013)     Laura Burns, “Remains of serial child killer Robert Black lie unclaimed in mortuary as family members fail to come forward” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/remains-serial-child-killer-robert-7193277 (17 January 2016)     Claire Hayhurst, “Police were set to charge serial child killer Robert Black with murder of Genette Tate within weeks” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/police-were-set-charge-serial-7174544 (13 January 2016)    “Jennifer Cardy accused Robert Black is multiple killer” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-15215541 (7 October 2011)    “Archive of Robert Black's trial for the murder of Jennifer Cardy” from Lisburn.com http://lisburn.com/archives/info/news-2011/jennnifer-cardy.html#2 (2011)    “Child killer Robert Black to serve 25 years for murdering Jennifer Cardy” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8943177/Child-killer-Robert-Black-to-serve-25-years-for-murdering-Jennifer-Cardy.html (8 December 2011)     “Jennifer Cardy: A 30 year wait for justice” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-15434091 (27 October 2011)    “Susan Maxwell ' seen alone before disappearance': Triple murder trial told of surprise at sighting” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/susan-maxwell-seen-alone-before-disappearance-triple-murder-trial-told-of-surprise-at-sighting-1370277.html (16 April 1994)    Michael McHugh, “Serial child killer Robert Black who murdered Jennifer Cardy died from a  heart attack, inquest finds” from IrishNews.com https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/12/07/news/serial-child-killer-robert-black-who-murdered-jennifer-cardy-died-from-a-heart-attack-inquest-finds-1504044/ (7 December 2018)    Robert Black wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Black_(serial_killer)#Susan_Maxwell  
Nov 10, 2019
Introducing What Makes a Killer
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Audioboom presents: What Makes a Killer. Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31. Subscribe to What Makes a Killer on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909 Music: Zombie Hoodoo Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Oct 31, 2019
53 - Exorcism: The death of Christine Taylor
00:50:51
This week, we delve into the world of the paranormal - sort of. In 1974, in the small town of Ossett, northern England, Michael and Christine Taylor found religion. They became born again after attending a small Fellowship meeting in their community.  The meetings had a profound effect on Michael, and he began to act oddly. His behaviour led local clergy to suspect that Michael had been possessed by demons, and so an exorcism was in order. But, before the end of that process, someone would be dead. ******** Head to www.hellofresh.co.uk and enter the code MENSREA at checkout for £60 off! That’s £15 off your first four boxes! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! The featured podcast for this episode is our friends over at True Blue True Crime - don't forget to check them out! You can find them here ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “BossaBossa” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Marc Heal, The Sussex Devils (Manchester: Unbound, 2015) ch. 4-5.   Purchase here Peter Deeley, “Exorcised man was 'brainwashed'”  in The Observer (30 March 1974), p.2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/257858183/ “Evangelist tells of terror” in The Guardian (23 April 1975) p. 7. https://www.newspapers.com/image/259735511/ John Hudson, “'Charismatic' group gets a warning from bishop” in The Guardian (23 April 1975) p. 7 https://www.newspapers.com/image/259735511/ Peter Cole, “What possessed Michael Taylor” in The Guardian (27 march 1975) p. 15. https://www.newspapers.com/image/259714848 Letters to the Editor, Peter Thompson “Exorcism for offenders – new dimension for the doctors” in The Guardian  (4 August 1975) https://www.newspapers.com/image/259824796/ Baden Hickman, “Exorcism inquiry ordered” in The Guardian (3 April 1975) p. 6 https://www.newspapers.com/image/259719053/ Malcolm Pithers, “My night of 20 exorcisms – by vicar” in The Guardian (23 April 1975) p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/image/259735299/ Robert Shields, “Casting out devils” in The Guardian (27 April 1975) p. 11   https://www.newspapers.com/image/257860004/ Malcolm Pithers, “Exorcism 'was a mistake'” in The Guardian (22 April 1975) p.p. 1, 28. https://www.newspapers.com/image/259734212/ and https://www.newspapers.com/image/259735268/ “Killing after exorcism is not a crime, coroner decides” in The Guardian  (24 April 1975) p 6, p32 https://www.newspapers.com/image/259736392/; https://www.newspapers.com/image/259737339/ C Torrington, Demonic Possession: Extraordinary true life experiences (Arcturus Publishing, 2016)    Brent Swancer, “Demons and Death: The strange case of Michael Taylor” from Mysteriousuniverse.org https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/12/demons-and-death-the-strange-case-of-michael-taylor/ (29 December 2015)    “1974 exorcist 'killer' back before court” in The Wakefield Expresshttps://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/1974-exorcist-killer-back-before-court-1-931236 (8 July 2005) 
Oct 27, 2019
52 - Betrayal: The murder of Mary Gough
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Mary Gough tragically fell down the stairs in her home, only 6 months after her wedding day. Or, at least that's what her husband, Colin Whelan, said. When Mary was rushed to the hospital after this purported accident, the Gardai did not take him at his word. His story did not add up, and Colin Whelan was charged with with Mary's murder. But when Whelan's car was discovered at the top of Howth Head near the seaside cliffs, people thought that there would be no justice for Mary.  But they were wrong. ******************** Head to www.hellofresh.co.uk and enter the code MENSREA at checkout for £60 off! That’s £15 off your first four boxes! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! ******************** Please check out the brand new podcast by friend of the show Charlie Bagman. Find it here ******************** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “BossaBossa” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******************** Sources: Siobhan Gaffney, Till Death Do Us Part (Dublin: Maverick House, 2015) Purchase here Donnacha Mac Raghnaill, “Nurse noticed scratch marks on Whelans chest after the killing” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/news/nurse-noticed-scratch-marks-on-whelans-chest-after-the-killing-27768911.html (22 April 2005)    “Special Memories of a Special lady” in The Irish Independent  https://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/news/special-memories-of-a-special-lady--27768910.html (22 April 2005)    Meave Sheehan, “Callous killer surfed the net in bid to plan perfect crime” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/callous-killer-surfed-the-net-in-bid-to-plan-perfect-crime-26207130.html (17 April 2005)    “Fatal errors of a calculating killer” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/unsorted/features/fatal-errors-of-a-calculating-killer-25990297.html (16 April 2005)    “The Colin Whelan murder trial” in Magill https://magill.ie/archive/colin-whelan-murder-trial (14 April 2005)    Meave Sheehan, “Convicted  wife-murderer Whelan had killed before” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/convicted-wifemurderer-whelan-had-killed-before-26207322.html (17 April 2005)    “Colin Whelan relative ordered to pay for breach of bail” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/colin-whelan-relative-ordered-to-pay-for-breach-of-bail-159421.html (30 July 2004)    “Whelan given life sentence for wife's murder” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0412/61863-whelanm/ (12 April 2005)    “Computer analyst gets life imprisonment for wife's murder” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/computer-analyst-gets-life-imprisonment-for-wifes-murder-197741.html (12 April 2005)    “Colin Whelan relative ordered to pay for breach of bail” from BreakingNews.ie https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/colin-whelan-relative-ordered-to-pay-for-breach-of-bail-159421.html (30 July 2004)    Humphrey Carter, “ Tourist leads police to Irishman on the run” from Majorca Daily Bulletin https://www.majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2004/07/13/9771/tourist-leads-police-irishman-the-run.html (13 July 2004)    Gerard Couzens and Tom Brady, “wife murder suspect held by Spanish Police” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/wife-murder-suspect-held-by-spanish-police-28055949.html (13 July 2004)    Nicola Anderson, “ Computer expert hid internet research on strangling” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/computer-expert-hid-internet-research-on-strangling-25989790.html (13 April 2005)    Siobhan Gaffney, “Life for 'callous' murder of wife” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/life-for-callous-murder-of-wife-25989788.html (13 April 2005)    Paul Melia and Cormac Looney, “Fake death fugitive changes plea to admit murdering wife” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/fake-death-fugitive-changes-plea-to-admit-murdering-wife-25989583.html (12 April 2005)    Siobhan Gaffney, “Date set for hearing on wife murder” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/date-set-for-hearing-on-wife-murder-25888878.html (30 November 2004)    “Whelan faces trial on murder charge” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/droghedaindependent/news/whelan-faces-trial-on-murder-charge-27107443.html (30 July 2004)    “Gardai try to identify washed – up Skerries body” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/gardai-try-to-identifyp-washed-up-skerries-body-1.983030 ( 24 June 2004)    Jimmy Cunningham, “Body may not be murder accused” in The Irish Independent  https://www.independent.ie/regionals/droghedaindependent/news/body-may-not-be-murder-accused-27107131.html (25 June 2004)   
Oct 13, 2019
51 - Rampage: The murders of Elizabeth Plunkett & Mary Duffy
00:57:02
In 1976, there was a crime spree in Ireland. Houses and caravans were burgled, cars were stolen, and then two women went missing. Elizabeth Plunkett disappeared in Brittas Bay in Wicklow, and a month later, across the country in Castlebar, Mary Duffy went missing without a trace. The gardai discovered that all these crimes were related, and had been committed by two men who had only arrived into the country a year before from England, where they were wanted in relation to a number of sexual assaults.  John Shaw and Geoffrey Evans would go on to be some of the longest serving prisoners in Ireland.  ******* Head to www.hellofresh.co.uk and enter the code MENSREA at checkout for £60 off! That’s £15 off your first four boxes! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! ******** Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “BossaBossa” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Tom Connolly, Detective: A life upholding the law (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2015)  Purchase here Stephen Rae, Killers: Murders in Ireland (Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1998)  Purchase here Crimes that Shook Ireland: Part One: Serial Killers (TV3, 2012) here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6zu3ij  Crimes that Shook Ireland: Part Two: A Trail of Bloodshed (TV3, 2012) here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LcwspG3O20&list=PLdWT38WOXNebh2AJOBn2Ew-tjMgtnC_0n&index=6&t=0s  People v Shaw [1982] IR 1 Christina Finn, “When life means life: 'God help me. The Devil made me do it” from TheJournal.ie https://www.thejournal.ie/irelands-longest-serving-prisoners-2542447-Jan2016/ (17 January 2016)    Conor Lally, “English duo were State's first serial killers” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/english-duo-were-state-s-first-serial-killers-1.1167586 (23 November 2004)    Ruadhri Giblin, “State's longest serving prisoner continued legal bid for temporary release” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/state-s-longest-serving-prisoner-continues-legal-bid-for-temporary-release-1.3782676 (5 February 2019)    Gareth Naughton, “Serial Killer Geoffrey Evans who planned a murder a week died of infection” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/serial-killer-geoffrey-evans-who-planned-murder-a-week-died-of-infection-29396613.html (5 July 2013)    Noel Baker, “Death of an 'abomination'” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/death-of-an-abomination-194707.html (22 May 2012) 
Sep 29, 2019
50 - Murdered Abroad: The story of Jason Corbett
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In August of 2015, a Limerick man, Jason Corbett, was found dead on his bedroom floor of the master bedroom of his lavish family home in North Carolina. His young wife and her father were covered in blood hen police arrived, and a bloody baseball bat and paving brick were found in the bedroom. They told the police that Jason had been killed in self defence. But Molly and Tom Martens would both face trial for the murder of Jason Corbett. The Limerick man's family fought for justice, and for custody of his two young children, which was watched by people, both at home and abroad. *************** Head to www.hellofresh.co.uk and enter the code MENSREA at checkout for £60 off! That’s £15 off your first four boxes! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ****************** Sources: Tracey Corbett-Lynch, My Brother Jason (Dublin: Gill, 2018) Purchase here  20/20 ABC “The Last Ones Standing” (season 39 episode 48 - August 11, 2017), Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54HkOEfimjg  48 Hours: In Jasons Name NBC (18 August 2019) Available here: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/in-jasons-name-2/  For a full list of sources please visit www.mensreapod.com 
Sep 15, 2019
49 - Wrongful Conviction: Tim Evans & the serial murders at 10 Rillington Place
01:14:25
A man is hanged for the murder of his child, and presumed to be the his wife's murderer, too. But three years later, in the same house that the couple had lived, more bodies were found. Six More.  Including the wife of the man who had been the Crown's star witness against Tim Evans in his murder trial. This is the story of the serial murders of John Reginald Christie at Ten Rillington Place.  ********** Head to www.hellofresh.co.uk and enter the code MENSREA at checkout for £60 off! That's £15 off your first four boxes! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! ******* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “BossaBossa” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Jonathan Oates, John Christie of Rillington Place (Yorkshire: Wharncliffe True Crime, 2012) Purchase here Ludovic Kennedy, Ten Rillington Place (London, Victor Gollancz 1961) Daniel Brabin, Rillington Place (London: The Statinary Office, 1966) Author Uncredited, “Miscarriages of justice: Timothy Evans” from Innocent.org https://web.archive.org/web/20080906231140/http://www.innocent.org.uk/cases/timothyevans/timothyevans.pdf (Captured on 6 September 2008 by Wayback Machine)    Westlake v CCRC [2004] EWHC 2779   Available here: http://netk.net.au/UK/EvansTimothy.asp Francis Gibb, “Rillington Place case reopened” in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rillington-place-case-reopened-n0x6xc0wn6t?region=ie&t=ie (15 November 2004)    “Family of hanged man lose court plea” in The Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/family-of-hanged-man-lose-court-plea-1-562350 (17 November 2004) Emma L. Jones and Neil Pemberton, “Ten Rillington Place an the changing politics of abortion in modern day Britain” in Historical Journal (Cambridge)  2014 Dec; 57(4): 1085–1109. available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4563702/ Neill Prior, “Timothy Evans Family's 60 year conviction wait” from BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8556721.stm (9 March 2010)    Film: 10 Rillington Place (Dir. Richard Fleischer, 1971).  Netflix: Rillington Place (Dir. Craig Viveiros 2016) Produced by BBC Wikis:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_history_of_the_United_Kingdom_(1945%E2%80%93present)#Post-war_era https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Evans https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Christie_(murderer)  
Sep 01, 2019
48 - Milly, Marsha and Amelie: The Bus Stop Murders
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In March of 2002, Milly Dowler went missing. She was 13 years old and had been walking home after school that afternoon, down a busy road in a familiar area, near to her middle class home. Despite efforts by Surrey police to locate her there were no leads. Her body was found 20 miles away over 6 months later. No one knew who had taken Milly, or what had happened to her. Nor was it know that hers would be the first - and most high profile - in a series of murders and violent attacks carried out by a man who hated women and young girls. This is the story of the murders of Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange, the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy and their murderer, known as The Bus Stop Killer. ********** Head to www.beer52.com/mens to get your 8 free beers today! Just pay postage (t&cs apply) Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “BossaBossa” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ******** Sources: Gemma Dowler (with Michelle Lovric), My Sister Milly: The sotry of two stolen childhoods (London: Penguin, 2017) Purchase here  Colin Sutton, Manhunt: How I brought seriel killer Levi Bellfield to justice (London: John Blake Publishing, 2018) Purchase here  Goeffrey Wansell, The Bus Stop Killer (London: Penguin, 2011)  “Levi Bellfield: Profile of 'heinous' serial killer” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35541060 (10 February 2016)    Ben Ando, “Levi Bellfield takes the stand” from BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7190212.stm (15 January 2008)  Neal Baker, “Victim of Evil: What happened to Amelie Delagrange, when was she murdered by Levi Bellfield and what is Manhunt about” in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6772036/amelie-delagrange-levi-bellfield-manhunt-itv/ (7 January 2019)    Emily Retter, “Levi Bellfield: Monster 'could have been stopped before he killed Amelie Delagrange” in The Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/monster-levi-bellfield-could-been-13830650 (8 January 2019)    “Levi Bellfield police interview: 'No Comment'” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-13909105/levi-bellfield-police-interview-no-comment (24 June 2011)    Steve Bird and Sean O'Neill, “Levi Bellfield inquiry prompts fresh plea over murder of illy Dowler” in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levi-bellfield-inquiry-prompts-fresh-plea-over-murder-of-milly-dowler-xkm0nv68z7f (25 February 2008)    “Levi Bellfield 'joked about Milly Dowler'” from BBC News  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-13547193 (25 May 2011)   “Milly Dowler: A timeline of the investigation” from ITV.com https://www.itv.com/news/2016-01-27/milly-dowler-a-timeline-of-the-investigation/ (27 January 2016)    “Levi Bellfield 'admitted Kent hammer murders in confession' lawyers say” from Sky Newshttps://news.sky.com/story/new-evidence-may-link-serial-killer-levi-bellfield-to-kent-hammer-murders-lawyers-say-11148611 (30 November 2017)    “Police ' regret' over Milly Dowler phone hacking” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-37307139 (8 September 2016)    Cathy Gordon and Brian Farmer, “Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield appeal bid rejected” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/milly-dowler-killer-levi-bellfield-appeal-bid-rejected-6661707.html (8 February 2012)    “Levi Bellfield trial jury discharged” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-13903710 (24 June 2011)    “Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield seeks appeal” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-16936092 (7 February 2012)    “Profile of Bellfield's victims” from BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-13455748 (23 June 2011)    Kevin Rawlinson, “Levi Bellfield confessed to Russell murders, say convicted man's lawyers” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/29/new-evidence-may-link-levi-bellfield-to-russell-murders-say-lawyers (29 November 2017)    “Levi Bellfield guilty of Milly Dowler Murder” from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-13875507 (23 June 2011)    “Levi Bellfield seeks leave to appeal against Milly Dowler murder conviction” in The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/feb/08/levi-bellfield-appeal-milly-dowler (8 February 2012)  “'Levi Bellfield raped me hundreds of times' says ex partner” from BBC News  https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-42323966/levi-bellfield-raped-me-hundreds-of-times-says-ex-partner (12 December 2017)    Michelle Hennessy, “Levi Bellfield admits killing British teen Milly Dowler” from TheJournal.iehttps://www.thejournal.ie/milly-dowler-admits-2570929-Jan2016/ (27 January 2016)  Megan White, “Milly Dowler's killer Levi Bellfield 'part of grooming gang that is still at large' warns council report” in The Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/milly-dowlers-killer-levi-bellfield-part-of-grooming-gang-that-is-still-at-large-warns-council-a4027456.html (31 December 2018)    John Simpson, “Milly Dowler's killer Levi Bellfield ' confessed' to Lin and Megan Russell murders” in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/milly-dowler-s-killer-levi-bellfield-confessed-to-lin-and-megan-russell-murders-z58l8q6hf (30 November 2017)    Alexander Robertson, “Levi Bellfield has a cast iron alibi and did NOT kill Len and Megan Russell says policemen who sent him to jail” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5140699/Levi-Bellfield-alibi-did-NOT-commit-Kent-murders.html (3 December 2017)    Wikis:    Operation Weeting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Weeting  Milly Dowler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Milly_Dowler  Levi Bellfield: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Bellfield   
Aug 18, 2019
47 - Family Secrets: The death of Brian McGrath
00:44:24
In 1987, Brian McGrath disappeared. His wife, Vera, said he'd gone to Holland to find work. That he was abusive and delusional. But 6 years later, their eldest daughter Veronica told police that her mother, and her fiance at the time, had beaten Brian McGrath to death and buried and burned his body at their home in Coole, Co. Westmeath. Who murdered Brian McGrath? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Barry Cummins, The Cold Case Files: on the trial of Ireland's undetected killers (Dublin: Gill and McMillan, 2012)    Purchase here Sandra Mara, Dead Men Talk (Dublin: Poolbeg Press, 2016)   Purchase here Veronica McGrath (with Yvonne Kinsella), Witness to Evil (Dublin: Hachette Books, 2011)   Purchase here DPP v Vera McGrath [2013] IECCA 12  “Vera McGrath gets 18 months for helping dispose of husband” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/vera-mcgrath-gets-18-months-for-helping-dispose-of-husband-1.1821924 (5 June 2014)    “Vera McGrath sentenced to 18 months for helping to dispose of husband's body” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/vera-mcgrath-sentenced-to-18-months-for-helping-to-dispose-of-husbands-body-30333389.html (5 June 2014) “McGrath sentenced for helping to dispose husband's body” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0605/621781-vera-mcgrath/ (5 June 2014)    “McGrath convicted of murdering husband in cold case trial” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/mcgrath-convicted-of-murdering-husband-in-cold-case-trial-466911.html (26 July 2010)  Natasha Reid, “McGrath told gardai 'I helped beat and bury my husband'” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/mcgrath-told-gardai-i-helped-beat-and-bury-my-husband-27956419.html (9 July 2010)    Brian Kavanagh, “First cold case murder verdict is overturned” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/courts/first-cold-case-murder-verdict-is-overturned-29125220.html(12 March 2013)   
Aug 04, 2019
46 - Tipperary Love Triangle: Patrick Quirke & the murder of Mr Moonlight (Part Two)
01:06:59
Bobby Ryan was a well known and well loved figure in Tipperary. He was a local DJ, known as Mr moonlight, in addition to his work in the local quarry. He was divorced, with two grown up children and in 2011, he was dating a local widow - Mary Lowry. On the 3rd of June of that year, Bobby Ryan went missing. 8 years later, it was spark the longest-running criminal trial in the history of the state. But how did we get here? Part Two of this two part series on the recent trial and media spectacle dubbed the "Tipperary Love Rival Trial" follows the 15 week long trial from prosecution witnesses to closing arguments, the delivery of the verdict, and what happened after. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! This week’s featured Podcast Promo is for True Crime Deadline! Join veteran crime reporter Matt Johnson in this podcast's first season as he discusses crimes that haunt him. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Eoin Reynolds, 'Tipperary Murder trial witness denies telling 'devious' lies and adding 'poison' to her statements” from The Limerick Leader https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/361482/tipperary-murder-trial-witness-denies-telling-deviouslies-and-adding-poison-to-her-statements.html (31 January 2019)  Eoin Reynolds, “Murder trial hears of agony aunt letter an claims of underwear stolen from washing line” in  The Journal.ie https://www.thejournal.ie/patrick-quirke-court-4467646-Jan2019/(30 January 2019)    Vivienne Traynor,  “Tipperary murder trial witness denies asking if gardai could tell if a body was in car boot” in RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/courts/2019/0131/1026699-patrick-quirke-court/ (31 January 2019)    Frank Greaney and Stephanie Rohan, “Tipperary murder trial: Witness says she is telling “the whole truth”” from Newstalk.ie https://www.newstalk.com/news/witness-at-centre-of-tipperary-tank-murder-trial-denies-lying-to-jury-486990 (31 January 2019)    Nicola Anderson, “Widow claims farmer accused of murder 'took my underwear'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/widow-claims-farmer-accused-of-murder-took-my-underwear-37768366.html (31 January 2019)    For a full list of sources, please see our website www.mensreapod.com
Jul 21, 2019
46 - Tipperary Love Triangle: Patrick Quirke & the murder of Mr Moonlight (Part One)
00:35:25
Bobby Ryan was a well known and well loved figure in Tipperary. He was a local DJ, known as Mr moonlight, in addition to his work in the local quarry. He was divorced, with two grown up children and in 2011, he was dating a local widow - Mary Lowry. On the 3rd of June of that year, Bobby Ryan went missing. 8 years later, it was spark the longest-running criminal trial in the history of the state. But how did we get here? Part One of this two part series on the recent trial and media spectacle dubbed the "Tipperary Love Rival Trial" delves into the background of Patrick Quirke, Mary Lowry and Bobby Ryan. The events leading to Mr Ryan's disappearance, death, and his ultimate discovery in a run off tank on nearby farmlands are detailed in depth. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon!  This week’s featured Podcast Promo is for Assassinations Podcast. Take a look at the dark side of history! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Eoin Reynolds, 'Tipperary Murder trial witness denies telling 'devious' lies and adding 'poison' to her statements” from The Limerick Leader https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/361482/tipperary-murder-trial-witness-denies-telling-deviouslies-and-adding-poison-to-her-statements.html (31 January 2019)  Eoin Reynolds, “Murder trial hears of agony aunt letter an claims of underwear stolen from washing line” in  The Journal.ie https://www.thejournal.ie/patrick-quirke-court-4467646-Jan2019/(30 January 2019)    Vivienne Traynor,  “Tipperary murder trial witness denies asking if gardai could tell if a body was in car boot” in RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/courts/2019/0131/1026699-patrick-quirke-court/ (31 january 2019)    Frank Greaney and Stephanie Rohan, “Tipperary murder trial: Witness says she is telling “the whole truth”” from Newstalk.ie  https://www.newstalk.com/news/witness-at-centre-of-tipperary-tank-murder-trial-denies-lying-to-jury-486990 (31 January 2019)    Nicola Anderson, “Widow claims farmer accused of murder 'took my underwear'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/widow-claims-farmer-accused-of-murder-took-my-underwear-37768366.html (31 January 2019)    Eoin Reynolds, “Tipperary tank Murder: Mary Lowry denies asking if gardai could tell body was in boot” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/tipperary-tank-murder-trial-mary-lowry-denies-asking-if-gardai-could-tell-if-a-body-was-in-boot-901438.html(31 January 2019)    Eoin Reynolds, “Woman whose boyfriend was killed and dumped in slurry pit complained to gardai over missing person posters” in TheJournal.ie https://www.thejournal.ie/mary-lowry-patrick-quirke-mr-moonlight-murder-trial-4472575-Feb2019/ (1 February 2019)     For a full list of sources for this week's episode, please visit us at www.mensreapod.com
Jul 21, 2019
45 - The Fall: Deaths on Fremont Canyon Bridge
00:52:21
Casper Wyoming is a quiet town. But in 1973, it was marred by an horrific crime. Two girls, sisters - Becky Thompson and Amy Burridge - were snatched off the street, attacked and driven 35 miles to an iron bridge over Fremont Canyon. Then the two men that took them threw them over. But one of the girls survived the 112 foot fall and identified Ronald Kennedy and Jerry Jenkins as the men who attacked them. Still, tragedy would follow her. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon!  This week’s featured Podcast Promo is the new Real Life Real Crime by Woody Overton. Join this veteran law enforcement professional as he gets into the details of cases he actually worked. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Ron Franscell, The Darkest Night (New York: St Martin's Press, 1997) Purchase here   Wyoming Offender Locator record: http://wdoc-loc.wyo.gov/Home/Detail/?id=21339&dbType=WCIS  Keryn Donnelly,  “In 1973, Becky Thompson was brutally attacked on a bridge,” 19 years later she died there” from Mamamia.com.au https://www.mamamia.com.au/true-crime-stories-becky-thomson/ (16 September 2018)   John E. Yang, “A crime's lasting wounds” from The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/08/13/a-crimes-lasting-wounds/f4cd227d-d5dc-422f-bf3c-99ccbcd5ad3b/?utm_term=.d43c95e2822c (13 August 1992)    Furman v Georgia 408 U.S. 238 (1972) -access it here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Furman_v._Georgia  Furman Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furman_v._Georgia  Gregg v Georgia Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_v._Georgia  “Innocence Lost” Youtube Documentary by Wold Gang of Wyoming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1lWMN-JbEw (15 October 2016)    “Casper killers re-sentenced” in The Casper Star Tribune 85th year, no. 92 April 2nd 1977 (p. 1)  Joan Barron, “Kennedy loses another court battle” in The Casper Star Tribune 11th October 1977 (p. A12)  Kathie Magers, “ Prosecutor addresses trial jury” in The Casper Star Tribune 25th April 1974 (p. 29)  Kathie Magers, “ Girl points finger at pair accused of murder, rape” in The Casper Star Tribune 25th April 1974 (p. 1)  Kathie Magers, “ FBI testers take murder trial stand” in The Casper Star Tribune 26th April 1974 (p. 1)  Kathie Magers, “ Arresting officers testify at trial of Kennedy-Jenkins” in The Casper Star Tribune 26th April 1974 (p. 15)  “Court strikes down death penalty” in The Casper Star Tribune 28th January 1977 (p. 1)  Casper Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper,_Wyoming 
Jul 07, 2019
44 - Missing & Murdered: Operation Trace
00:45:41
Women have been disappearing from, or ending up found dead in, the Wicklow Mountains for over 30 years. In this bonus episode we look at a man that is suspected to have committed some of these abductions and murders,  look back on a number of unsolved rape and murder cases in the 80's, and bring the story right up-to-date with that latest unfortunate woman to have been killed and dumped in what is called "the vanishing triangle". So, what the heck is going on in the Wicklow Mountains? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com This week's featured Podcast Promo is the amazing and horrifying Murderous Minors: Killer Kids. Don't forget to check them out!  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Sarah McInerney, Where No One Can Hear You Scream: murder and assault in the Wicklow Mountains (Dublin: Gill & McMillan, 2008) Purchase here  “5 years for rape, kidnapping and murder attempt” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/15-years-for-rape-kidnapping-and-murder-attempt-1.307441  (12 May 2001)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Murphy_(criminal)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland%27s_Vanishing_Triangle  “How two men `lamping' probably saved a woman from being killed” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/how-two-men-lamping-probably-saved-a-woman-from-being-killed-1.307440 (12 May 2001)  “Have gardaí found the secret lair of Larry Murphy?” in Joe.ie   https://www.joe.ie/uncategorized/have-gardai-found-the-secret-lair-of-larry-murphy-30971 (2012)  John Meagher, “The vanishing Triangle that still holds its darkest secrets” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-vanishing-triangle-that-still-holds-its-darkest-secrets-30875331.html (4 Jan 2015)  Ken Foy “A vicious rape in the wood – and links to three missing women” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/a-vicious-rape-in-woods-and-links-to-three-missing-women-28961578.html (28 Nov 2012)  Stephen McDermott, Five unresolved Dublin murders you may not have heard about” from Dublinlive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/five-unresolved-dublin-murders-you-12849515.amp (6 April 2017)  Maeve Sheehan, “ Jastine Valdez murder: When innocence collided with evil on a quiet country road” in Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/jastine-valdez-murder-when-innocence-collided-with-evil-on-a-quiet-country-road-36950255.html (27 May 2018)  Kathy Armstrong, “Jastine Valdez murder: Gardai search for a series of items including Nike runners, iPad and reading glasses” in Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/jastine-valdez-murder-gardai-search-for-a-series-of-items-including-nike-runners-ipad-and-reading-glasses-36955762.html (28 May 2018)    Trevor Quinn, “Parents of tragic student Jastine Valdez may leave over horrific murder in Co Wicklow” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/parents-tragic-student-jastine-valdez-12609034 (28 May 2018)    Garreth MacNamee, “Abductor and murderer: Gardai trying to unravel the mystery left by Mark Hennessy” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/jastine-valdez-mark-hennessy-4029739-May2018/ (27 May 2018)  Anita McSorley, “Who is Mark Hennessy? Builder and dad-of-two suspected of abducting and murdering tragic Jastine Valdez” in Dublinlive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/mark-hennessy-wicklow-14690536 (22 May 2018)  Ken Foy, “Family 'stunned' by secret life of Jastine Valdez killer Mark Hennessy” in Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-stunned-by-secret-life-of-jastine-valdez-killer-mark-hennessy-36947404.html (25 June 2018)  Miles Goslett, “BEAST OF BRAY Did married Jastine killer Mark Hennessy brutally murder ten more women who disappeared in are dubbed the 'vanishing triangle' in Ireland?” in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6442391/mark-hennessy-linked-to-ten-more-murders-in-ireland/ (4 June 2018)  Paul Williams, “Serial killer suspect Murphy teams up with double rapist” in The Irish Independent https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/serial-killer-suspect-murphy-teams-up-with-double-rapist-28941267.html (29 Nov 2012)  Emma McMenamy and Laura Lyne “Notorious convicted rapist Larry Murphy is back in Dublin, it's been claimed” in Dublinlive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/notorious-convicted-rapist-larry-murphy-12433576.amp (10 Jan 2017)  Jim Cusack, “The murder mile of the mountains: did focus on DJ leave killer at large?” in The Irish Independent https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/the-murder-mile-of-the-mountains-did-focus-on-dj-leave-killer-at-large-26813594.html (22 January 2012)  Stephen Breen, “'Person of Interest' Missing Deirdre Jacob's dad tells how cops are probing 'murder case' with evil rapist Larry Murphy facing being charged with killing” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/4033325/deirdre-jacob-murder-case-larry-murphy/ (28 April 2019)    Maeve Sheehan, “ 'Significant' new leads in Deirdre Jacob murder probe” in the Irish Independent  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/significant-new-leads-in-deirdre-jacob-murder-probe-37392123.html (7 October 2018)    Niall O'Connor, “Gardai travel to UK to quiz chief suspect  Larry Murphy in connection with disappearance of Deirdre Jacob” https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gardai-travel-uk-quiz-chief-13565188 (10 November 2018)    Conor McCrave, “Family of missing Deirdre Jacobs to issue fresh appeal for information” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-of-missing-deirdre-jacobs-to-issue-fresh-appeal-for-information-37722784.html (17 January 2019)   Barry Cummins, “20 Years Missing: In Search for Deirdre Jacobs” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0116/1023587-retracing-deirdre-jacobs-last-journey/ (17 January 2019)    Connor Lally & Jack Power, “Deirdre Jacob murder: Gardai focusing on a chief suspect” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/deirdre-jacob-murder-garda%C3%AD-focusing-on-a-chief-suspect-1.3595773 (14 August 2018)    Garda Commissioners Since 1922: https://www.garda.ie/en/About-Us/Our-History/Garda-Commissioners-since-1922/  Senan Hogan, “Deirdre Jacobs case: Gardai nearly ready to send file on chief suspect Larry Murphy to DPP” in Kildare Now https://www.kildarenow.com/news/news/415554/deirdre-jacob-case-gardai-nearly-ready-to-send-file-on-chief-suspect-larry-murphy-to-dpp.html (29 April 2019) 
Jun 23, 2019
43 - The Abduction & Murder of Sarah Payne
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In the summer of 2000, 8 year old Sarah Payne was out playing in the evening sunshine with her two older brothers and her little sister. After falling, she ran out of the field and into a lane to head back to her grandparents with brother Lee following behind.  But then, Sarah vanished.  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com The Featured Podcast Promo this week from the fabulous Michael at Murder Mile! Be sure to check this podcast out if you haven't already. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Sara Payne with Anna Gekoski, Sara Payne: A Mother's Story (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004)  Purchase here  The Murder Of: Sarah Payne - Sarah's Law  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6WnnrU4fr4  “Timeline: Roy Whiting on trial” in  The Argus https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/6768618.timeline-roy-whiting-on-trial/ (12 December 2001)    Sam Webb, “Lost Angel: What happened to Sarah Payne, when did she disappear, who is Roy Whiting, and how old would Sarah be now?” in The Sunhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4035555/sarah-payne-roy-whiting-age-crime/ (7 May 2019)    James Rodger, “Sarah Payne killer Roy Whiting ' set to sue prison chiefs over being attacked FOUR times in jail” in The Birmingham Mail https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/sarah-payne-killer-roy-whiting-15948540 (9 March 2019)    Emma Dodds, “Siblings of murdered 8-year old Sarah Payne speak out for the first time about their guilt over her abduction” from Closer.co.uk https://closeronline.co.uk/celebrity/news/sarah-payne-siblings-speak-witnessing-abduction/ (18 July 2017)    Peter Griffiths, “Sarah Payne's mother on hacking list – charity” from Rueters.comhttps://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-newscorp-hacking-payne/sarah-paynes-mother-on-hacking-list-charity-idUKTRE76R4QR20110728 (28 July 2011)    Sarah Hall, “Whiting breaks silence in Sarah Payne trial” from The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/dec/05/childprotection.society (5 December 2001)    Mark Oliver, “Whiting found guilty of Sarah Payne murder” in The Guardian  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2001/dec/12/childprotection.markoliver (12 December 2001)    Paul Peachy, “I suffered a memory blank, says accused in Sarah trial” in The Independenthttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/i-suffered-a-memory-blank-says-accused-in-sarah-trial-9241320.html (5 December 2001)    Cathy Gordon, “Paedophile murderer Roy Whiting's minimum jail term reduced” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-murderer-roy-whitings-minimum-jail-term-reduced-1995299.html (9 June 2010)    Helen Weathers, “Roy Whiting's first victim” in The Daily Mailhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-95390/Roy-Whitings-victim.html (undated)    “Trial told of trip to funfair Whiting denies prowling for child” in The Herald Scotlandhttps://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12133206.trial-told-of-trip-to-funfair-whiting-denies-prowling-for-child/ (5 December 2001)    “'Sarah's Law' sees 700 paedophiles identified” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-25489541 (23 December 2013)    Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sarah_Payne & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Whiting 
Jun 09, 2019
42 - Danger at Home: The Killing of Celine Cawley
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Celine Cawley was a model, a former bond girl, an advertising producer and a successful business owner. But in December of 2008, she was attacked in her own home and died of her injuries. Her husband, Eamonn Lillis, said that there had been an intruder in their exclusive Howth home, but was he telling the truth? Promo: The Murder in My Family Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Abigail Rieley, Death on the Hill: The Killing of Celine Cawley (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2010). Purchase here “Treacy tells court of Lillis affair” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0120/126581-cawleyc/ (20 January 2010)  Aengus O'Hanlon, “Don't let evil killers like Eamonn Lillis inherit their victims' assets, family of tragic Celine plead” from DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/celine-cawley-family-lillis-assets-15455514 (23 November 2018)  Francesca Comyn, “Eamonn Lillis will leave prison tomorrow” from Newstalk.ie https://www.newstalk.com/news/eamonn-lillis-expected-to-be-released-today-after-serving-five-years-for-killing-his-wife-662547 (10 April 2015)  Shane Phelan, “Celine's family in 'draining' battle to keep assets from wife killer Lillis” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/celines-family-in-draining-battle-to-keep-assets-from-wife-killer-lillis-37557859.html (23 November 2018)  Ruairi Cotter, “Loaded wife killer Eamonn Lillis earns tidy profit as he flogs luxury Dublin property without ever living in it” in The Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/2381348/loaded-wife-killer-eamonn-lillis-earns-tidy-profit-as-he-flogs-luxury-dublin-property-without-ever-living-in-it/ (31 March 2018)   “'Wife Killer' Eamonn Lillis” from Crime.ie https://crime.ie/article/wife-killer-eamonn-lillis/3121 (2 April 2012)  Larissa Nolan and Sheila Flynn, “Wife-killer flights daughter for his home saying: 'She can have it when I'm dead” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327428/Wife-killer-fights-daughter-home-saying-She-Im-dead.html (7 November 2010)  Vincent Browne, “The media's 'right' to photograph a witness” in Magill https://magill.ie/society/medias-right-photograph-witness (3 February 2010)  “Family of Celine Cawley call for review of domestic killings in Ireland” from BreakingNews.ie https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/family-of-celine-cawley-call-for-review-of-domestic-killings-in-ireland-887340.html (23 November 2018)  Dan Kerins, “Killer Eamonn Lilis flees to Southhampton from psion after killing Bond-girl wife” in The Southern Daily Echo https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/12885350.killer-eamonn-lillis-flees-to-southampton-after-being-freed-from-prison-after-killing-bond-girl-wife-celine-cawley/ (14 April 2015)  Jack Power “Trial over killing of Celine Cawley was 'horrific' for her family” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/trial-over-killing-of-celine-cawley-was-horrific-for-her-family-1.3709594 (24 November 2018)  Juno McEnroe and Fiachra O'Cionnaith, “Law blocking people who kill partners from profiting through inheritance laws to be introduced” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/law-blocking-people-who-kill-partners-from-profiting-through-inheritance-laws-to-be-introduced-909774.html (8 March 2019)
May 26, 2019
41 - Attacked: The murder of Karen Buckley
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In April of 2015, two countries were gripped by the disappearance of a 24 year old nurse. Karen Buckley, from Co. Cork had gone on a night out in Glasgow's busy West End. But she didn't return home. Quickly a police search for the missing woman was up and running. But it would prove to be too late. Karen's fate was sealed mere minutes after she told her friends goodbye. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Also with thanks to our sponsor Sudio Sweden! Use code MENSREA at checkout for 15% off https://www.sudio.com or click here https://www.sudio.com/us/earbuds/tolv-black or here https://www.sudio.com/us/earbuds/regent2-black Promo: Going West Podcast Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Additional Music: "BossaBossa"  by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  James Mulhall, “Karen Buckley: One year on, what we know about her brutal murder in Glasgow, and the questions that were never answered” in The Irish Post https://www.irishpost.com/news/85953-2-85953 (12 April 2016)  “Disclosure: The Murder of Karen Buckley” TV3 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIK20ezmC-Y  Lindsey Archibald, “Karen Buckley missing: Police trace man seen speaking to student nurse morning she disappeared” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/karen-buckley-missing-police-trace-5516375 (14 April 2015)  Barry Roche, “Alexander Pacteau jailed for life for Karen Buckley murder” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/alexander-pacteau-jailed-for-life-for-karen-buckley-murder-1.2344240 (8 September 2015)  Sinead O'Carrol, “A chilling cover up: How police caught Karen Buckley's killer” from TheJournal.ie https://www.thejournal.ie/alexander-pacteau-karen-buckley-2264959-Sep2015/ (8 September 2015)  “Timeline: The Karen Buckley murder case” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0811/720549-karen-buckley/ (8 September 2015)  Joe Leogue, “'Hard not to cry' as Karen Buckley's father collects her degree” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/hard-not-to-cry-as-karen-buckleys-father-collects-her-degree-431922.html (23 November 2016)  “'To everybody who has shared our terrible loss' – Family of murdered student Karen Buckley” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/to-everybody-who-has-shared-our-terrible-loss-family-of-murdered-student-karen-buckley-34633424.html (16 April 2016)  Mary Byrne, “Karen Buckley's murderer moved to new prison over safety fears” from shemazing.net https://www.shemazing.net/karen-buckleys-murderer-moved-to-new-prison-over-safety-fears/ (2017)  Sally Hind, “Karen Buckley: Earring believed to be murdered student's discovered by Daily Record reporter just metres from police cordon” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/karen-buckley-earring-believed-murdered-6234071 (11 August 2015)  Adrian Lee, “The face of evil: What was behind the brutal killing of Karen Buckley” in The Daily Express https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/598400/face-evil-brutal-killing-Karen-Buckley-Alexander-Pacteau (15 August 2015)  “Karen Buckley missing: Student's handbag found dumped in park as 'desperate' family appeal for help” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/karen-buckley-missing-students-handbag-5518119 (14 April 2015)  Chris Clements, “Karen Buckley: Tragic Irish student 'gave her jacket to a friend' before leaving Glasgow nightclub” in The Daily Record https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/karen-buckley-tragic-irish-student-5570879 (23 April 2015)  “Karen Buckley murder: Alexander Pacteau jailed for at least 23 years” from The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/08/karen-buckley-alexander-pacteau-jailed-for-at-least-23-years (8 Spetmber 2015)  “Timeline: The Karen Buckley murder case” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0811/720549-karen-buckley/ (8 September 2015)  Ralph Riegal, “Special Report: How detectives caught Karen's killer with incredible speed” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/special-report-how-detectives-caught-karens-killer-with-incredible-speed-31453239.html (15 August 2015)   Text of Pacteau's Sentencing : https://static.rasset.ie/documents/news/judge-lady-rae-sentencing.pdf  Video of Sentencing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4x8nQZ8Lfs
May 12, 2019
40 - Chaos, Neglect & Abuse: The Killing of Melissa Mahon
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In September of 2006, Melissa Mahon (14) went missing in Sligo Town. She was supposed to in the care of the Health Service, but she had developed a habit of running away. That summer, she had met some new friends. The Dunbar girls. And through them, their father, Ronnie Dunbar. Nearly two years later, Melissa's remains would be found in the nearby River Bonet after a shocking confession of her friend. Featured promo this week is from our friends over at Moms and Murder! Go check these ladies out! National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate/ The Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/ Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Bronagh Murphy, The Killing of Melissa Mahon and the trial of Ronnie Dunbar (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2009) Available to purchase here  DPP -v- Ronald McManus (aka Ronald Dunbar) [2011] IECCA 32  Abigail Rieley, “Tragic Melissa's troubled existence” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/tragic-melissas-troubled-existence-26531504.html ( 26 April 2009)  Child protections Plans from Citizen's Information (UK) https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/children-and-young-people/child-abuse/local-authority-involvement/child-abuse-child-protection-plans/  Harry Keany, 'Dunbar's daughter tells of her years of hell” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/dunbars-daughter-tells-of-her-years-of-hell-27591675.html (23 May 2012)  Fiach Kelly, “Life and terrible death of a teenager” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/life-and-terrible-death-of-a-teenager-26539443.html (28 May 2009)  “Recorded Conversations” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/recorded-conversations-27564496.html (20 May 2009)  Dan Buckley, “Cool and calculating, he preyed on victim” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/cool-and-calculating-he-preyed-on-victim-96167.html (11 July 2009)  “Dunbar gets life for killing teen” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0710/119420-mahonm/ (10 July 2009)  “Sister told me that father murdered girl, says accused's daughter” from Breakingnews.ie https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/sister-told-me-that-father-murdered-girl-says-accuseds-daughter-408816.html (29 April 2009)  “McManus sentenced to life in jail for 2006 killing of Sligo teenager” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/mcmanus-sentenced-to-life-in-jail-for-2006-killing-of-sligo-teenager-1.697198 (11 July 2009)  Paddy Clancy, “Melissa Mahon inquest told of desperate attempts to keep her in the caee of the HSE” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/melissa-mahon-inquest-told-of-desperate-attempts-to-keep-her-in-the-care-of-the-hse-1.1417728 (5 June 2013)  Harry Keaney, “Dunbar's daughter tells of her years of hell” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/dunbars-daughter-tells-of-her-years-of-hell-27591675.html (23 May 2012)
Apr 28, 2019
39 - Terrorism at Lockerbie - The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
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In 1988, a routine flight took off from London Heathrow. It was the second leg of a transatlantic flight that would stop in JFK, before heading even further west, to Detroit. In fact, Flight 103 had started off in Frankfurt. But something got on the flight in the German airport that shouldn't have. It was a brown samsonite suitcase, filled with clothing and a Toshiba cassette tape player. Inside the electronics was a pound of semtex and a timer. Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over the Scottish countryside, killing everyone aboard, 11 people on the ground, and scattering debris for miles around the countryside. But who had planted the bomb? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Kenny MacAskill, The Lockerbie Bombing: The search for justice (London: Biteback Publishing, 2016) Purchase here Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103#Compassionate_release_and_controversy  Syracuse University- Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives https://panam103.syr.edu/2008exhibit.php  Report on the accident to Boeing 747-121, N739PA at Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland on 21 December 10988 Air Accidents Investigation Branch (Department of Transport) 2/90 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f36ee5274a1317000489/2-1990_N739PA.pdf  DIA documents: https://web.archive.org/web/20080308085805/http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/panam103.pdf  "Lockerbie bomber's conviction to be reviewed” from BBC.com https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43987079 (3 May 2018)  Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission https://www.sccrc.co.uk/conviction  Lucy Adams and Josh Aston, “Lockerbie Exclusive: we publish the report that could have cleared Megrahi” in The Herald Scotland https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13051748.lockerbie-exclusive-we-publish-the-report-that-could-have-cleared-megrahi/ (24 March 2012)  Robert Black QC Lockerbie Blog: http://lockerbiecase.blogspot.com/2015/03/sccrc-2007-megrahi-report-enters-public.html  SCCRC report http://login.heraldscotland.com/SCCRC-Statement-of-Reasons-red.pdf  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vincennes_(CG-49)
Apr 14, 2019
38 - Tortured Teens: The horrific murders of Suzanne Capper & Sylvia Likens
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Early on a December morning, in 1992, Suzanne Capper (16) was found wandering on a quiet laneway south of Manchester. She was half naked, and her body had been burned badly. She was brought to hospital, but died 4 days later of her injuries. It quickly emerged that she had been held in a house, tied up and tortured for nearly a week before her death. These horrific acts were committed by people she had considered friends. She was able to name them before she died, and they were held responsible for their crimes. But Suzanne is far from the only young girl who has suffered torture at the hands of a group of people that she knew. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Suzanne_Capper#Murder  "Murder Acquittal” from The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/murder-acquittal-1506480.html (25 November 1993)  “Horror Fiction became reality” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/horror-fiction-became-reality-1468190.html (18 December 1993)  “Woman 'sat numb as girl burned': Court told of teenagers screams” from The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/woman-sat-numb-as-girl-burned-court-told-of-teenagers-screams-1464583.html (1 December 1993)  “Torture girl's pleas for help rejected” from The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/torture-girls-plea-for-help-rejected-1505019.html (18 November 1993)  Malcolm Pithers, “ Teenage girl 'subjected to brutal regime of torture': Court told how 16 year old burnt to death” from The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/torture-girls-plea-for-help-rejected-1505019.html ( 17 November 1993)  Simon Midgely, “ Four guilty of torture killing” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/four-guilty-of-torture-killing-simon-midgley-1468211.html (18 December 1993)  Emily Thompson, “One week of Sadism – The murder of Suzanne Capper” from Morbidology.com https://morbidology.com/one-week-of-sadism-the-murder-of-suzanne-capper/ (1 March 2019)  “Four Convicted in Torture, Burning Death of Teen-Ager” from Apnews.com https://www.apnews.com/6edb4a3c375e3bbe1430aa022c501009 (18 December 1993)  Jonathan Foster and David Connett, “Petty Grudges settled by torture spree then murder: Suzanne Capper's short like ended in horror at the hands of 'friends' who lived equally bleak existence” in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/petty-grudges-settled-by-torture-spree-then-murder-suzanne-cappers-short-life-ended-in-horror-at-the-1468189.html (18 December 1993)  Scott Hesketh, “Twisted Chucky Killer is back on the streets with secret new identity” in The Daily Star https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/418304/CHUCKY-killer-is-back-on-the-streets-with-secret-new-identity (4 January 2015)  “Exclusive: 20 years on, the Suzanne Capper Case” in Confidentials.com https://confidentials.com/manchester/exclusive-20-years-on-the-suzanne-capper-case (21 January 2013)  “Woman who tortured Suzanne Capper has sentence cut after court hears she is 'model prisoner'” in The Manchester Evening News https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/woman-who-tortured-suzanne-capper-691651 (24 July 2012)  Sylvia Likens Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sylvia_Likens  Mark Oliver, “Sylvia Likens: The Story of a 16 year old tortured and murdered by a neighbourhood” from Allthatsinteresting.com https://allthatsinteresting.com/sylvia-likens-gertrude-baniszewski (22 January 2019)
Mar 31, 2019
37 - St Patricks Day: Crimes & Mayhem
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It's St Patrick's day. Worldwide, buildings are being "greened". Shamrock shakes are being consumed. Guinness is being poured, and we're drowning the shamrock. But, this time of year sees a lot of bad behaviour. Some directly as a result of our celebration of all things Irish and some... a little more premeditated. This week, I'm joined by 4 other fabulous podcasts to tell the story of some St Patrick's day crimes for you. Special thanks this week to: All Crime No Cattle ; Southern Fried True Crime; Gone Cold - Texas True Crime; and Unresolved for your kind contributions! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Theme Music:  Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  Aisling Kiernan, “Judge apologises to Portuguese man stabbed by two brother in Co Longford on St Patrick's Day 2017” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/three-arrests-after-man-stabbed-at-st-patrick-s-day-celebrations-1.3015308 (22 June 2018)  Conor Lally, “ Three arrests adter man stabbed at St Patrick's Day celebrations” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/three-arrests-after-man-stabbed-at-st-patrick-s-day-celebrations-1.3015308 (18 March 2017)  "Eight students suspended after St. Patrick's Day riots rock London, Ont.” from The National Post https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/london-st-patricks-day-riots (19 March 2012)  Jacob Shelton, “Chaotic Crimes Committed on St Patrick's Day” from Rankr.com https://www.ranker.com/list/st-patricks-day-crimes/jacob-shelton (undated, last accessed 12 march 2019)  Tom Tuite, “Youths guilty of vicious attack on student on St Patrick's Day given a chance to avoid criminal records” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/youths-guilty-of-vicious-attack-on-student-on-st-patricks-day-given-a-chance-to-avoid-criminal-records-30923979.html (20 January 2015)  Kate Hickey, “Police probe savage St Patrick's Day attack boasted about on Facebook” from IrishCentral.com https://www.irishcentral.com/news/police-probe-savage-st-patricks-day-attack-boasted-over-on-facebook-video (20 March 2014)  Tom Brady, “Gardai arrest two teenagers in connection with horror street attack” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-arrest-two-teenagers-in-connection-with-horror-street-attack-30109165.html ( 20 March 2014)
Mar 17, 2019
36 - Holly and Jessica: The Soham Murders
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In 2002, two ten year old girls - Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman - went missing in the quiet and idyllic English town of Soham. It quickly became apparent that the girls had not simply wandered off. What followed was two week search for them, and the revelation that a terrible crime had taken place. The shocking truth was that the girls had been murdered by a member of their community, someone they knew. And someone they trusted. The featured promo this week is from the lovely Courtney at The Cult of Domesticity podcast. Check it out today! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by Sources: Kevin Wells, Goodbye, Dearest Holly: Ten Years On (Peach Publishing, 2012) Purchase here Nathan Yates, Beyond Evil (London: John Blake, 2005) Purchase here  Catriona Harvey – Jenner “16 years on from the Soham murders- what actually happened to Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells?” in Cosmopolitan https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a11435528/soham-murders-jessica-chapman-holly-wells-ian-huntley/ (3 August 2018)  Amanda Devlin and Mark Hodge, “Lair's new life: what happened to Maxine Carr, where is she now and how did she know Soham murderer Ian huntley?” in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5557736/maxine-carr-ian-huntley-soham-murders/ (18 January 2019)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soham_murders  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soham
Mar 03, 2019
35 - The murder of Jill Meagher & the serial sex crimes of Adrian Bayley
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On Friday the 22nd September 2012, Jill Meagher left work after a long week and went out for a night on the town in her adopted home of Melbourne, Australia. She spent the evening in a number of bars and pubs with work friends. But that night, there was a predator out on the streets too. One who had spent nearly a decade in prison for violent assaults and rape, and was still on parole and bail. Because of him, Jill would never make it home that night. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by  Sources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=5QbRGBMvk-8 – CCTV footage  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCdrma5QWNk – Boutique CCTV footage  Sean Dunne, “Jill Meagher killer Adrian Bayley stabbed in prison” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/jill-meagher-killer-adrian-bayley-stabbed-in-prison-1.3205995 (1 September 2017)  “New details emerge about Bayley's past” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/new-details-emerge-about-bayley-s-past-1.1435075 (19 June 2013)  Michelle Hennessy, “Jill Meagher murderer has sentence cut by three years” in TheJournal.iehttps://www.thejournal.ie/adrian-bayley-sentence-cut-2875832-Jul2016/ (13 July 2016)  Peter Greogory, “When a fair trial could be at risk, supression is the order of the day” in TheConversation.comhttp://theconversation.com/when-a-fair-trial-could-be-at-risk-suppression-is-the-order-of-the-day-109181 (21 December 2018)  Mark Pearson, “You wouldn't read about it: Adrian Bayley rape trials expose flaw in suppression orders” in TheConversation.comhttps://theconversation.com/you-wouldnt-read-about-it-adrian-bayley-rape-trials-expose-flaw-in-suppression-orders-39375 (27 March 2015)  “Adrian Bayley's minimum prison term extended by 10 years over three rape convictions” from ABC.net.auhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-28/adrian-bayley-minimum-prison-term-extended-10-years-over-rapes/6502986 (28 May 2015)  Loretta Florance and Peta Carlyon, “Adrian Bayley told young victim he was 'one of those bad guys' before raping her, court hears” from ABC.net.auhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-26/adrian-bayley-told-young-victim-he-was-one-of-those-bad-guys/6341230 (26 March 2015)  Loretta Florance, Peta Carlyon and staff, “Adrain Bayley told victim she should have 'spotter or pimp' to protect her” from ABC.net.auhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-26/adrian-bayley-told-victim-she-needed-pimp-or-spotter/6342150 (26 March 2015)  Loretta Florance and Peta Carlyon, “Dutch backpacker convinced Adrain Bayley to drive her home after rape with promise not to go to police” from ABC.net.auhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-26/dutch-backpacker-convinced-adrian-bayley-to-take-her-home/6342936 (26 March 2015)  “Bayley gets longer sentence after new convictions” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704313-adrian-bayley/ (28 May 2015)  Mark Russell, “Timeline: the dark past of Adrian Bayley” in The Agehttps://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/timeline-the-dark-past-of-adrian-bayley-20150320-1m3sda.html (20 March 2015)  John Silvester, “Conviction: How police caught Jill Meagher's killer” in The Agehttps://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/convicted-how-police-caught-jill-meaghers-killer-20160914-grg666.html (16 September 2016)  Elaine Edwards, “Jill Meagher's killer 'may have been misidentified' in rape case” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/jill-meagher-s-killer-may-have-been-misidentified-in-rape-case-1.2566547 (9 March 2016)  "Beast who raped and murdered Irish woman on way home launched stunning bid for early release” in The Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/jill-meagher-killer-adrian-bayley-6359055 (1 September 2015)  Joel Cresswell, “Jill Meagher killer Adrain Bayley guilty of three rapes” in Illawarra Mercury https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2971208/jill-meagher-killer-guilty-of-three-rapes/ (26 March 2015)  Naaman Zhou, “Suppression orders in Australia: why you can't read what you may want to” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/dec/14/suppression-orders-australia-why-you-cant-read-what-you-may-want-to (14 December 2018)  Candace Sutton, “Shadowed by a killer: Jill Meagher's final walk” from News.com.auhttps://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/shadowed-by-a-killer-jill-meaghers-final-walk/news-story/ebe461b014086b7a31c6c8d47d5ee0cf (4 May 2017)  Huda Hayek, “What we know: Facts about the Jill Meagher case” in The Herald Sunhttps://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/what-we-know-facts-about-the-jill-meagher-case/news-story/578e4a9343f7ba20b9c04aefce6659a5 (24 September 2012)  Conviction: The Jill Meagher Story ABC (2016)  Joe St John, Evil in a Blue Hoodie (Sydney: New Holland, 2014)
Feb 17, 2019
34 - The murder of Una Lynsky, Wrongful Convictions & fight for Justice
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In October 1971, on a rural lane south of the village of Ratoath, Co Meath, Una Lynsky disappeared while walking a short distance from a bus stop to her home. Around that time, screams were heard and a strange car was seen driving up and down the lane. But three local lads, Dick Donnelly, Martin Kerrigan, and Martin Conmey found that they were the ones who had drawn the attention of the notorious Murder Squad of the Garda Siochana. By the end of the year, two young people from Porterstown Lane would be dead. Two trials would follow and a series of appeals to try and clear a man's name of guilt that did not belong to him. Our featured promo this week is from good friends, All Crime No Cattle. Erin and Shea are experts at the conversational true crime podcast, and back it up with phenomenal research and production. Go subscribe today! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by Sources: The Criminal Justice Act 1993 (available here: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1993/act/6/enacted/en/print) DPP -V- MARTIN CONMEY, [2012] IECCA 75 (2012) Sarah McInerney, Where No One Can Hear You Scream (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2008) Purchase here  Michael Clifford, “Martin Conmey walks the long, hard, road to justice” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/michael-clifford/martin-conmey-walks-the-long-hard-road-to-justice-430703.html (16 November 2016)  Mary Carolan, “State apologises to man jailed in miscarriage of justice” in the Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/state-apologises-to-man-jailed-in-miscarriage-of-justice-1.2868751 (15 November 2016)  Aodhan O'Faoilan, “An innocent man; Martin Conmey, 63, was jailed for the manslaughter of his neighbour in 1972... yesterday his name was finally cleared after a 'miscarriage of justice'.. The Free Library https://www.thefreelibrary.com/An+innocent+man%3b+Martin+Conmey%2c+63%2c+was+jailed+for+the+manslaughter...-a0376505736 (2014)  Michael Clifford, “40 years waiting to clear his name ' in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/profiles/40-years-waiting-to-clear-his-name-199954.html (7 July 2012)  https://www.townlands.ie/meath/ratoath/rathbeggan/dunshaughlin/porterstown/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_in_Ireland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratoath
Feb 03, 2019
33 - The murder of Robert Holohan: Broken Trust
01:13:16
On the afternoon of the 6th January, 2005 Robert Holohan rode his brand new silver BMX bike down his drive and out onto the roads of Ballyedmond, a townland north of Midleton in rural East Cork. When Robert didn't return home that evening, and had not answered his new phone, a search began that would bring people from all over the country to the area to volunteer to look for the 11 year old, alongside the Gardai and the army. But, just over a week later, Roberts body was found in a deep ditch, caught up in brambles, alongside Inch Strand. He was 12 miles from his home. The Garda investigation worked quickly, and it soon became apparent that Robert had not gotten far from home, before he was killed. The featured promo this week is from our friends over at Twisted Britain! Head on over and give them a listen!  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by Sources: Ralph Reigel, Afraid of the Dark (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2006) Purchase here  Bledar Xhemali, et al “ Sudden death from Vagal Inhibition” in European Scientific Journal vo9, no 30 (October 2013) http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/viewFile/1965/1907  Conor Galalgher, “Legal opinion: Victim Impact statement system is flawed” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/legal-opinion-victim-impact-statement-system-is-flawed-1.2373197 (9 October 2015)  “The Wayne O'Donoghue story – In his own words” in Magill https://magill.ie/archive/wayne-odonoghue-story-his-own-words (31 January 2008)  "Parents of Robert Holohan 'seek truth' at inquest” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/parents-of-robert-holohan-seek-truth-at-inquest-1.796308 (12 September 2006)  “O'Donoghue freed after serving three years” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0116/98293-holohanr/ (16 January 2008)  Vivion Kilfeather, “Court rejects appeal against O'Donoghue jail senetnece” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/court-rejects-appeal-against-odonoghue-jail-sentence-16128.html (19 October 2006)  “Holohan's mother vows to appeal O'Donoghue's sentence” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/holohans-mother-vows-to-appeal-odonoghue-sentence-241324.html (24 January 2006)  Ann O'Loughlin, “Allegations in victim impact statement were totally false, says counsel” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/allegations-in-victim-statement-were-totally-false-says-counsel-26376751.html (28 July 2006)  “Sentence objective 'totally frustrated' by Majella” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/sentencing-objective-totally-frustrated-by-majella-26324171.html (11 October 2007)  Director of Public Prosecutions -v- O'Donoghue [2006] IECCA 134 available here: http://www.courts.ie/Judgments.nsf/bce24a8184816f1580256ef30048ca50/199d98ef9ccbd3398025720b004d2bf7?OpenDocument  Ralph Riegel, “Family appalled as child-killer Wayne's new life revealed” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-appalled-as-childkiller-waynes-new-life-is-revealed-26582412.html (16 November 2009)  Ballyedmond Townland https://www.townlands.ie/cork/barrymore/templenacarriga/templenacarriga/ballyedmond/
Jan 20, 2019
32 - Ron Williamson, Wrongful Convictions & Murders in Ada (Part 2)
00:54:54
The small town of Ada Oklahoma was rocked in the early 80s by two unrelated murders of young women in the town. But by the mid 90s, that would change. The town would come under scrutiny for miscarriages of justice, where two and possibly more men were convicted of crimes they did not commit. Last month, Netflix released The Innocent Man, a 6 part series looking at these crimes and their aftermaths. This week on the podcast, we take an in-depth look into just one of those cases, that of the murder of Debbie Sue Carter and the wrongful convictions of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz. Ron and Dennis had very different journeys through their appeals processes, but both of their fates lay in the testing of DNA evidence. Would new science finally exonerate them? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: John Grisham, The Innocent Man (New York: Doubleday, 2006) Purchase here  Ross M. Dinerstein and Clay Tweel, "The Innocent Man" (Netflix, 2018)  Jim Dwyer, "Ron Williamson, Freed from death row, dies at 51" in The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/09/us/ronald-williamson-freed-from-death-row-dies-at-51.html (9 December 2004)  Frontline, from PBS.org https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/burden/profiles/williamson.html (1 May 2003)  Eric Shorey, "Karl Fontenot today?" from Oxygen.com https://www.oxygen.com/martinis-murder/where-are-tommy-ward-and-karl-fontenot-today-innocent-man (18 December 2018)  Emily Mae Czachor, "Newflix's New true Crime Series" from Bustle.com https://www.bustle.com/p/netflixs-new-true-crime-series-the-innocent-man-finally-has-a-trailer-to-spook-intrigue-you-video-13234092 (December 2018)
Jan 06, 2019
32 - Ron Williamson, Wrongful Convictions & Murders in Ada (Part 1)
00:46:06
The small town of Ada Oklahoma was rocked in the early 80s by two unrelated murders of young women in the town. But by the mid 90s, that would change. The town would come under scrutiny for miscarriages of justice, where two and possibly more men were convicted of crimes they did not commit. Last month, Netflix released The Innocent Man, a 6 part series looking at these crimes and their aftermaths. This week on the podcast, we take an in-depth look into just one of those cases, that of the murder of Debbie Sue Carter and the wrongful convictions of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz. Ron Williamson was an eccentric and unstable character. Was it this nature of his that made him a target for the Ada Police Department? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: John Grisham, The Innocent Man (New York: Doubleday, 2006) Purchase here Ross M. Dinerstein and Clay Tweel, "The Innocent Man" (Netflix, 2018)  Jim Dwyer, "Ron Williamson, Freed from death row, dies at 51" in The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/09/us/ronald-williamson-freed-from-death-row-dies-at-51.html (9 December 2004)  Frontline, from PBS.org https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/burden/profiles/williamson.html (1 May 2003)  Eric Shorey, "Karl Fontenot today?" from Oxygen.com https://www.oxygen.com/martinis-murder/where-are-tommy-ward-and-karl-fontenot-today-innocent-man (18 December 2018)  Emily Mae Czachor, "Newflix's New true Crime Series" from Bustle.com https://www.bustle.com/p/netflixs-new-true-crime-series-the-innocent-man-finally-has-a-trailer-to-spook-intrigue-you-video-13234092 (December 2018)
Jan 06, 2019
Bonus Guilt Trip - The Hawe Family: Family Annihilation
00:25:38
Happy Holidays! As a special bonus and thank you, this patreon-exclusive episode is now out for everyone to listen to. Thank you for sticking with me through 2018, and wishing you and yours a very happy and prosperous New Year! In this episode, we take a closer look at a case that devastated a family, a community and shock the public at large. An entire family was wiped out, and by one of its parents. What had happened in this popular and prominent family in Castlerahan, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan that led to this monstrous tragedy? Was it a case of severe mental health problems, or a sign of domestic abuse? We may never find the answer. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.    Theme Song:  Quinns Song: The Dance Begins, by Kevin McLeod.  Sources:  Galen English, “Sorry for how I murdered them all' Alan Hawe in note he left behind”, in Evoke.ie https://evoke.ie/2017/12/20/news/irish-news/alan-hawe-note-left-behind (20/12/2017)  “Clodagh Hawe's mother tells inquest how 'normal' evening preceded murder-suicide” in BreakingNews.ie https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/clodagh-hawes-mother-tells-inquest-how-normal-evening-preceded-murder-suicide-819225.html (18/12/2017)  Cassie Delaney, “Relative of Clodagh Hawe issues powerful plea for people to remember Clodagh” in Her.ie https://www.her.ie/news/relative-of-clodagh-hawe-issues-powerful-plea-to-people-to-remember-clodagh-310265 (September 2016)  “School porn guilt behind Irish teacher's murder-suicide rampage” in IrishCentral.com https://www.irishcentral.com/news/family-murder-suicide-school-porn-shame-alan-hawe (05/01/2018)  Caroline Gauley, “Hawe Inquest: Alan Hawe had a fear of being seen as 'less than perfect'” in NorthernSound.ie https://www.northernsound.ie/hawe-inquest-alan-hawe-fear-seen-less-perfect/ (19/12/1027)  “Solicitor described Clodagh Hawe's family as 'extraordinarily dignified” in EveningEcho.ie https://www.eveningecho.ie/oneaday/Verdicts-returned-in-Hawe-family-inquest-d52cb8e7-039d-4532-af87-6634b2abef3a-ds (19/12/17)  Fiona Mallon, “One Year anniversary mass for Alan Hawe, who killed wife and sons in Cavan” in WLRFM.com https://www.wlrfm.com/2017/08/30/one-year-anniversary-mass-for-alan-hawe-who-killed-wife-and-sons-in-cavan/ (30/08/2017)  Colin Barrett, 'He had his reasons” in Granta.com https://granta.com/he-had-his-reasons/ (undated)  Meave Sheehan, “Ultimately we are in the haunting presence of the inexplicable” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/meave-sheehan-on-hawe-tragedy-ultimately-we-are-in-the-haunting-presence-of-the-inexplicable-36434714.html (24/12/2017)  Conor Lally, “Alan Hawe had depressive symptoms for almost a decade, inquest told” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/coroner-s-court/alan-hawe-had-depressive-symptoms-for-almost-a-decade-inquest-told-1.3332363 (19/12/2017)  Stephen Breen, “Beast's Shame: Psycho Alan Hawe butchered entire family after being caught pleasuring himself at school where he worked while accessing porn” in The Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/1994022/psycho-alan-hawe-butchered-entire-family-after-being-caught-pleasuring-himself-at-school-where-he-worked-while-accessing-pornography/ (02/01/2018)  Gary Meneely, “Monster's Pervert Past: Killer Alan Hawe slaughtered his family after he as caught accessing porn and allegedly engaging in sex act at school where he worked” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/1957194/killer-dad-alan-hawe-slaughtered-his-wife-and-family-because-he-feared-he-would-be-exposed-for-watching-porn-at-work/ (21/12/2017)  Paul Neilan, “Alan Hawe: 'People think of me as a pillar of the community, if only they knew” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/alan-hawe-people-think-of-me-as-a-pillar-of-the-community-if-only-they-knew-464693.html (20/12/2017)  “One by one, Alan Hawe killed his wife and sons- only little Ryan didn't fight back” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/one-by-one-alan-hawe-killed-his-wife-and-sons-only-little-ryan-didnt-fight-back-36419804.html (19/12/2017)  Ed Carty and Sophie Evans, “'I didn't know him': Devastated mum had coffee and biscuits with Alan Hawe hours before he killed her daughter and three grandsons” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/i-didnt-know-him-devastated-11724322 (19/12/2017)  David Maher, “Killer dad Alan Haw claims he murdered wife and sons because he did not want boys orphaned after his suicide” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/killer-dad-alan-hawes-final-11725495 (20/12/2017)  Gary Meneely, “Dark Secret: Devil dad Alan Hawe feared 'fall from grace' over a 'sexual matter' before butchering his family” in TheSun.co.uk https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5177901/devil-dad-alan-hawe-hid-a-dark-secret-and-feared-a-fall-from-grace-over-a-sexual-matter-before-butchering-his-family/ (20/12/2017)  Sandra Murphy, “Secret pron shame of murder-suicide dad Alan Hawe exposed” in Extra.ie https://extra.ie/2017/12/21/news/irish-news/secret-porn-shame-of-murder-suicide-dad-alan-hawe-exposed (21/12/2017)  Nicola Anderson, “Scant closure for two families left grappling to understand” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/nicola-anderson-at-hawe-inquest-scant-closure-for-two-families-left-grappling-to-understand-36423617.html (20/12/2017)  Julian Robinson , “Teacher who slaughtered his wife and three children before taking his own life 'was caught performing a lewd act while watching porn at school'” in The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228959/Teacher-caught-watching-porn-killing-family.html (02/01/2018)  Catherine Devine, “'We are trying to cope with a tragedy beyond our understanding' – funeral if tragic Hawe family is told” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/we-are-trying-to-cope-with-a-tragedy-beyond-our-understanding-funeral-of-tragic-hawe-family-is-told-35018898.html (02/09/2016)  “Murder-Suicide suspected after family of five found dead in house” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/murdersuicide-suspected-after-family-of-five-found-dead-in-house-35004176.html (29/08/2016)  Nicola Anderson, “Silent shock and grief as beautiful family mourned ahead of funerals”, in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/silent-shock-and-grief-as-beautiful-family-mourned-ahead-of-funerals-35017907.html (03/09/2016)  Greg Harkin, “Family won't 'demonise' Alan as tragic Hawes to be laid to rest together” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/family-wont-demonise-alan-as-tragic-hawes-to-be-laid-to-rest-together-35012159.html (01/09/2016)  Deirdre Reynolds, “Tears of a community for grief that knows no bounds” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/tears-of-a-community-for-grief-that-knows-no-bounds-35015142.html (04/09/2016)  Ed Carty, “ Alan Hawe 'was troubled, depressed and severely mentally ill in the months before murder-suicide'” in IrishNews.com https://www.irishnews.com/news/republicofirelandnews/2017/12/19/news/alan-hawe-was-troubled-depressed-and-severely-mentally-ill-in-the-months-before-murder-suicide--1214775/ (19/12/2017)  Ed Carty, “Diagnosis of severe depressive illness does not ease our pain, say parents of Alan Hawe who killed wife Clodagh and their three sons” in IrishNews.com http://www.irishnews.com/news/republicofirelandnews/2017/12/19/news/diagnosis-of-depression-does-not-ease-our-pain-say-parents-of-alan-hawe-who-killed-wife-clodagh-and-their-three-sons-1214998/ (19/12/2017)
Dec 23, 2018
30 - Sharon Collins: Lying Eyes, Hitman4Hire, & attempted murder
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In 2006, Sharon Collins decided that what she had wasn’t enough. She was a divorced mother of two, living with a long term partner, PJ Howard, who also had two sons. He also owned a multi-million euro property business, which he wanted to pass to his sons. So much so that he wouldn’t marry Sharon in order to ensure this. But despite the lavish lifestyle Sharon lived – nice houses, a penthouse apartment in Spain, a boat, basically anything she wanted – Sharon wanted more. So, she got on her computer and between searches for weight loss and diet tips, she looked for a hitman. And she found one. Our podcast Promo this week is from our friends at Pretend Radio. This season is all about a strange and secretive Christian sect that Javier managed to get unprecedented access to. It’s fascinating! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Abigail Rieley, Devil in the Red Dress (Dublin: Maverick House, 2015) Buy Here Emer Connolly, Lying Eyes and the hitman for hire(Dublin: Gill and McMillan, 2008) Buy here  Conor Lally, “Prison alert over ricin traces find” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/prison-alert-over-ricin-traces-find-1.1295221( 27 April 2007)  “Man defends partner in hitman hiring case” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-defends-partner-in-hitman-hiring-case-1.1217055 (6 June 2008)  Aoife Finneran “Hitman planned to use Ricin: Witness” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/courts/hitman-planned-to-use-ricin-witness-27875615.html (12 June 2008)  Aoife Finneran “Incompetent wife of hitman’s takes stand” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/courts/incompetent-wife-of-hitman-takes-stand-27875683.html(13 June 2008)  Abigail Rieley “’Hitman target’ kisses his accused partner” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/courts/hitman-target-kisses-his-accused-partner-27874870.html (6 June 2008)  “Sentenced by court, acquitted by partner” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/sentenced-by-court-acquitted-by-partner-76527.html(4 November 2008)  Niamh Horan, “Everyone deserves a second chance says newly single Sharon Collins as she begins a new life in Belfast” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/everyone-deserves-a-second-chance-says-newly-single-sharon-collins-as-she-begins-a-new-life-in-belfast-31580164.html (4 October 2015)  “’For her there should be no second chance’ ‘ Hitman-for-hire slams Sharon ‘Lying Eyes’ Collins” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/for-her-there-should-be-no-second-chance-hitmanforhire-slams-sharon-lying-eyes-collins-34675173.html (1 May 2016)  “Judgment reserved in ‘lying eyes’ appeal” from RTE.ie https://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0312/128701-collinss/ (12 March 2010)  Kevin Doyle, “PJ: ‘Why I’ve spent €200K trying to clear Lying Eyes name” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/pj-why-ive-spent-200k-trying-to-clear-lying-eyes-name-27891765.html (10 November 2008)  Abigail Goldman, “Would-be Vegas hitmans’ story ends in an Irish jail” in The Las Vegas Sunhttps://lasvegassun.com/news/2008/jul/20/would-be-vegas-hitmans-story-ends-irish-jail/(20 July 2008)  Denise Calnan, “’I regret not doing the job, I wish I’d done it’ LyingEyes hitman on murder contract from Sharon Collins to kill her partner businessman and his sons” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i-regret-not-doing-the-job-i-wish-id-done-it-lying-eyes-hitman-on-murder-contract-from-sharon-collins-to-kill-her-partner-businessman-and-his-sons-30912311.html (16 January 2015)  “Woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill partner released from jail” from Newstalk.ie https://www.newstalk.com/woman-convicted-of-hiring-hitman-to-kill-partner-released-from-jail (11 September 2012)
Dec 23, 2018
29 - The murders of Thomas Murray & life sentences
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The small town of Ballygar was shocked when 73 year old bachelor farmer William Mannion was found stabbed to death on his kitchen floor. A local youth was responsible. He was brought to trial, found guilty and received the mandatory life sentence. How was it then, that 17 years later, the same man would be able to kill another elderly resident of Ballygar, Nancy Nolan (84) in a senseless and motiveless crime? This week, we look at the murders committed by Thomas Murray in East Galway and how life sentences in Ireland don't really mean life. Our podcast Promo this week is from the new podcast Holocaust: Lost Voices which brings you stories you may not have heard from the darkest chapter of Europe's history. Be sure to subscribe today! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Tom Connolly, Detective: A Life Upholding the Law (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2015) Purchase here Barry Cummins, Lifers (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2004) Purchase here  The Olden Report, http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/OldenReport.pdf/Files/OldenReport.pdf (April 2001)  “Man jailed for murder committed while on day release” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-jailed-for-murder-committed-while-on-day-release-1.1119595 6 December 2000  Ciaran Tierney, “Convicted murdered is questioned about taxi driver killing” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/convicted-murderer-is-questioned-about-taxi-driver-killing-1.317571 13 July 2001  Martha Kearns, “Prison chief warned murderer would 'kill again'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/prison-chief-warned-murderer-would-kill-again-26079544.html 7 July 2001  Lorna Higgins, “Family of murdered woman believe gardai talking to the wrong man” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/family-of-murdered-woman-believe-gardai-talking-to-the-wrong-man-1.1128374 30 November 2002  Declan Tierney, “New Leads in 20 year old murder” in The Connacht Tribune http://claregalway.info/nuacht/news/2017/12/new-leads-20-year-old-murder/ 14 December 2017  http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/justice/criminal_law/criminal_trial/types_of_sentences.html#le06e6  Conor Gallagher, “New 12-year minimum sentence for murder to be set” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/new-12-year-minimum-sentence-for-murder-to-be-set-1.3490994 10 May 2018  Parole Bill (2016) https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2016/29/  “Sentence Review Group” The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/sentence-review-group-1.44488 30 April 1996
Dec 09, 2018
28 - Murder on Ireland's Eye
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In 1852, Sarah Maria Louisa Kirwan was found dead at the Long Hole on Ireland's Eye as the tide receded. Her husband, William, had been painting a sunset scene of the Dublin Mountains and told the boatmen who returned to get them from the craggy island in Dublin Bay that he had no idea what had happened to her. An inquest found that the poor woman had drowned. But in Victorian Dublin, rumours spread quickly, and it was discovered William Burke Kirwan was living a double life - one that provided a motive for murder. Our podcast Promo this week is from Mugshot Podcast, where host Lindsay recounts crimes of a not-so-fatal nature. Make sure you don't end up with your own Mugshot and subscribe today! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Micheal Sheridan, Murder at Ireland's Eye (Dublin: Poolbeg, 2012) Purchase here  Dean Ruxton, “Ireland's Eye Mystery: A murder gripped Victorian Dublin” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/ireland-s-eye-mystery-a-murder-gripped-victorian-dublin-1.2847013 28 October 2016  Abigail Rieley, “The Ireland's Eye Murder” from The National Library of Ireland Blog https://blog.nli.ie/index.php/2012/09/06/murder/ 6 September 2012  UK Inflation Calculator: http://www.in2013dollars.com/
Nov 25, 2018
27 - Archibald Hall: Thief & Serial Killer (Part 2)
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In the final episode on the life and crimes of Archibald (Roy) Hall, we chart his activities over the final months of 1977 and into 1978. He had gone from butler and thief to murderer, when he turned against his lover and ex con David Wright. But that was far from his last murder, and the next couple of months he would kill employers, associates and family members, and drive thousands of miles across the UK, criss-crossing England and Scotland. But eventually his crimes caught up with him, and Roy found himself before a court again -  not once, but twice. Our podcast Promo this week is from Barry over at Extraordinary Stories Podcast. If you're looking for weird, crazy stories that you just can't stop listening to - this is the podcast for you. Subscribe today! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Roy Archibald Hall, The Wicked Mr Hall: The memoirs of the butler who loved to kill (London: John Blake Press, 2011) Purchase Here  James Copeland, The Butler (London: Granada Publishing, 1981)  Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 “New Rules on Reporting Restrictions” from Scottish Civil Justice Council http://www.scottishciviljusticecouncil.gov.uk/new-rules/2015/03/17/new-rules-on-reporting-restrictions (17 March 2015)  “Contempt and reporting restrictions” from BBC Academy https://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/en/articles/art20130702112133630 (19 September 2017)  PA Media Lawyer, “Scottish Daily Record fined £80,000 for contempt over two stories including one showing 'dramatic' arrest pic with 'GOT HIM' caption” in Press Gazette https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/scottish-daily-record-fined-for-contempt-over-two-stories-including-one-showing-dramatic-arrest-pic-with-got-him-caption/ (6 June 2018)  Stirling v Associated Newspapers 1990 JC 5  HM Advocate v Caledonian Newspapers Ltd ([1995] SLT 926)   Douglass Waddell, “Hold the presses: contempt of court” from brodies.com https://brodies.com/blog/public-law/hold-the-presses-contempt-of-court/ (18 June 2018)  “Archibald Hall & Michael Kitto” from murderuk.com http://www.murderuk.com/serial_archibald_hall.html (undated)  “The Murderous Butler” in The Watford Observer https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/nostalgia/crimelibrary/archibaldthomsonhall/themurderousbutler/ (undated)
Nov 11, 2018
27 - Archibald Hall: Thief & Serial Killer (Part 1)
00:53:41
In the first of a two part series, we take a look back on the life and crimes of Archibald Thompson Hall, aka Roy Hall, aka Roy Fontaine, the monster butler. Roy was born to a working class family in Glasgow, and from an early age wanted to live an extravagant lifestyle. One that he could not (or would not) achieve through hard work and graft. Roy preferred to take what he could. He became a thief and spent many years in and out of prison. In between these stints, he worked as a butler, to be close to the status he desired, and the belongs that went this, that he could steal. How did this supposed high flying and often hapless thief turn murderer? Our podcast Promo this week is from our friends over at The Unseen Podcast! This is a wonderful UK podcast has covered some very interesting crimes and mysteries. Go check it out today! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Roy Archibald Hall, The Wicked Mr Hall: The memoirs of the butler who loved to kill (London: John Blake Press, 2011) Purchase Here James Copeland, The Butler (London: Granada Publishing, 1981)  Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 “New Rules on Reporting Restrictions” from Scottish Civil Justice Council http://www.scottishciviljusticecouncil.gov.uk/new-rules/2015/03/17/new-rules-on-reporting-restrictions (17 March 2015)  “Contempt and reporting restrictions” from BBC Academy https://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/en/articles/art20130702112133630 (19 September 2017)  PA Media Lawyer, “Scottish Daily Record fined £80,000 for contempt over two stories including one showing 'dramatic' arrest pic with 'GOT HIM' caption” in Press Gazette https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/scottish-daily-record-fined-for-contempt-over-two-stories-including-one-showing-dramatic-arrest-pic-with-got-him-caption/ (6 June 2018)  Stirling v Associated Newspapers 1990 JC 5 HM  Advocate v Caledonian Newspapers Ltd ([1995] SLT 926)  Douglass Waddell, “Hold the presses: contempt of court” from brodies.com https://brodies.com/blog/public-law/hold-the-presses-contempt-of-court/ (18 June 2018)  “Archibald Hall & Michael Kitto” from murderuk.com http://www.murderuk.com/serial_archibald_hall.html (undated)  “The Murderous Butler” in The Watford Observer https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/nostalgia/crimelibrary/archibaldthomsonhall/themurderousbutler/ (undated)
Nov 11, 2018
26 - Fiona Donnison & Mothers who Murder
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On the morning of Wednesday, 27th January 2010, 45 year old mother of four Fiona Donnison walked into a police station in Heathfield, East Sussex. She was distressed, had what appeared to be self inflicted wounds and was making little sense. But then, she shocked police by telling them that she had killed her two small children, Harry (3) and Elise (2). They were found soon after in the boot of her car, parked around the corner from the home that she had once shared with her children and her ex-partner, Paul. In this episode, we tell the story of Fiona Donnison, and explore the reasons why some mothers turn murderous. What was Fiona's excuse? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  "Fiona Donnison trial: Murder accused mum 'calm' before her children were killed” in The Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fiona-donnison-trial-murder-accused-142411 (19 July 2011)  Tom Wells, “My lovely kids... by mum who murdered two of them days later” in The Sunhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/709914/my-lovely-kids-by-mum-who-murdered-two-of-them-days-later/ (10 August 2011)  “Accused mother 'blew hot and cold' in The Oxford Mailhttp://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/national/9137505.print/ (13 July 2011)   Fred Attewell “Fiona Donnison jailed for 32 years for killing her children to punish ex” in The Metro UKhttps://metro.co.uk/2011/08/09/fiona-donnison-jailed-for-32-years-for-killing-her-children-to-punish-ex-109455/ (9 August 2011)  Cathy Gordon, “Killer mother appeals sentence for murdering Harry (3) and Elise (2)” in The Irish Independenthttps://www.independent.ie/life/family/mothers-babies/killer-mother-appeals-sentence-for-murdering-harry-3-and-elise-2-26856033.html (22 May 2012)  “Children in boot asphyxiated” in The Belfast Telegraphhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/children-in-boot-asphyxiated-28514454.html (29 January 2010)  “Children in boot asphyxiated” in The Belfast Telegraphhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/children-in-boot-asphyxiated-28514454.html (29 January 2010) Daily Star Reporter, “Child killing trial postponed” in The Daily Starhttps://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/179214/Child-killing-trial-postponed (2 March 2011) “Former City worker faces questions over murdered children” in The Evening Standardhttps://www.standard.co.uk/news/former-city-worker-faces-questions-over-murdered-children-6703340.html (28 January 2010) “Donnison: children were used as 'ultimate pawns' for revenge” in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/donnison-children-were-used-as-ultimate-pawns-for-revenge-sqjmjq095t2?t=ie (12 July 2011) Monica Bennett, “Parents who kill their children” in Criminal.Media https://criminal.media/parents-who-kill-their-children(undated) Emily Andrews, “Woman who smothered two toddlers in jealous rage may have killed her baby girl years earlier” (publisher un-credited) from http://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/donnison-fiona.htm ( 10 August 2011) Emily Andrews “Wife watched me put children to bed 'with look of absolute hatred and evil on her face', father tells murder trial” in The Daily Mail from http://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/donnison-fiona.htm (14 July 2011) Emily Andrews, “If he's sleeping with you he will never see the kids: 'Killer mother's threat to partner's lover” in The Daily Mail from http://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/donnison-fiona.htm (13 July 2011) Rebecca Camber and James Mills, “'We love you, Fiona' : Relatives of smothered toddlers' mother call out in court as she is charged with their murder” in Daily Mail from http://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/donnison-fiona.htm (29 January 2010) Anthony France, Tomm Wells, et al “Killer mum ' gave kids her sedative'” in The Sun from http://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/donnison-fiona.htm (29 January 2010) Adam John, “The Evil mother formerly from sussexwho suffocated her children to death and handed herself into police” in Kent Live Newshttps://www.kentlive.news/news/sussex-news/evil-mother-formerly-sussex-who-686343 (29 October 2017) “Fiona Donnison children murders 'not predictable'” in BBC News.comhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-24922651 and https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-sussex-24934128/fiona-donnison-child-murders-not-predictable(13 November 2013) “Fiona Donnison's online tribute to cot death baby Mia” in The Telegraphhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7097409/Fiona-Donnisons-online-tribute-to-cot-death-baby-Mia.html (29 January 2010) “Father warned his wife was a 'danger' to their two children before they were found dead” in The Telegraphhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7097256/Father-warned-his-wife-was-a-danger-to-their-two-children-before-they-were-found-dead.html (29 January 2010) “Murder accuses mother Fiona Donnison 'not malingering'” in BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14294748 (26 July 2011) “Child-murders mother Fiona Donnison jailed for life” in BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14459954 (9 August 2011) Alexander Baron, “Op-Ed: Evil mother Fiona Donnison jailed for 32 years for killing kids” in Digital Journalhttp://www.digitaljournal.com/article/310163 (10 August 2011) Jim Goad, “19 Moms who killed their kids” in Thought Cataloguehttps://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-goad/2014/04/19-moms-who-killed-their-kids/ (15 April 2014) “Postpartum Psychosis: Severe mental illness after childbirth” from The Royal College of Psychiatrist at https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsanddisorders/postpartumpsychosis.aspx Postpartum Psychosis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postpartum_psychosis Insanity Defence in UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity_in_English_law Narcissistic Personality Disorder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder Andrea Yates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Yates Diane Downs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Downs
Oct 28, 2018
25 - The tragic murder of Catherine Cooper
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In 1954, Nurse Catherine Cooper (64) lived and worked in Limerick city as a home sister, visiting the ill and infirm at their bedsides. She was originally from County Clare, but had spent much of her working life in London, until the outbreak of World War Two. On the night of November 19th, 1954, she decided to walk back to her hospital from her last home visit. On the Dublin Road, she was spotted by a 24 year old carman, Michael Manning, who had been drinking all day. He attacked her, and she was killed on the roadside. But was Manning legally responsible for her death? Our podcast Promo this week is from Nordic True Crime, a pod that tells shocking stories from Europes frozen north. Go subscribe today, if you aren’t already! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Dermot Walsh, Beneath Cannock's Clock: The last hanged man in Ireland (Cork: Mercier Press, 2009) Purchase here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_John%27s_Castle_(Limerick)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick  My own Legal Studies Notes!
Oct 14, 2018
24 - Bruce Lee: Murder by Arson
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In December 1989, the Hastie home on Selby Street in Hull caught fire in the early hours of the morning. Three of Hastie boys would die of their injuries. It was apparent from the beginning that the fire was arson: there were matches left and a trail of paraffin at the front door, and there was the smell of accelerant in the air. In an attempt to find out who would want to hurt the family, it became apparent that they were strongly disliked, but still there were no real leads. Until, that is, the police picked up 19 year old Bruce George Peter Lee.He admitted to setting the Hastie fire. And then shockingly admitted to another 10 arsons in the Hull area. No one had suspected these fires were malicious. But should the police believe this young man with a troubled background? Our podcast Promo this week is from Targeted Podcast: True Crime Domestic Violence, presented by Mo Blackwell. This is an unbelievably important subject, telling stories of domestic violence in a compelling and compassionate manner. Go subscribe today, if you aren't already! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Ron Sagar MBE, Hull Hell and Fire (London: Highgate of Beverly, 1999) Purchase here https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3672468/Serial-killer-arsonist-burned-15-people-death-including-six-month-old-baby-pictured-strolling-day-release-prison.html  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3672468/Serial-killer-arsonist-burned-15-people-death-including-six-month-old-baby-pictured-strolling-day-release-prison.html  Paul Sutherland, "The Hull Arsonist Part 1 and 2" in The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast blog, March 2017. https://truecrimeenthusiast.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/the-hull-arsonist-part-1/
Sep 30, 2018
23 - Colin Norris: murderous nurse, or wrongfully convicted?
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In 2002, Colin Norris was a young man at the beginning of his career in his chosen field of nursing. But the sudden death of an elderly patient, Ethel Hall, who had been under his care prompted a police investigation which scrutinised the 18 months that he had worked in Leeds General Infirmary, and he was accused of 4 murders and an attempted murder. Authorities said he had maliciously administered injections of insulin to elderly patients, police said because he didn’t like old people. But would there be enough evidence to convict him? Our podcast Promo this week is from our friends over at the Graveyard Tales podcast! If you’re in the mood for something spooky, you have to check them out! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  https://www.insidejusticeuk.com/cases/the-case-of-colin-norris/8http://colinnorris.org/index.html A Jury Blinded by Science The Case of Colin Norris (The Colin Norris Support Group, 2011) Real Crime: Angel of Death, Series 7 Episode 12. ITV Aired 4 December 2008 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqHdXPiXoWc)  The Innocent Serial Killer? Panorama Season 62, Episode 46. Aired 15 December 2014 BBC One (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL666gDzPEg)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Norris  Suma Sugunendran & Mohamed Malik, “Insulin autoimmune syndrome: a rare case of hypoglycaemia,” in Endocrine Abstracts (2010) 21 P70 https://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0021/ea0021p70 “Insulin autoimmune syndrome” from Geriatric and Rare Diseases Information Centre https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/10808/insulin-autoimmune-syndrome  Sarah Alam MD Maaz Ozair MD JamalAhmad MD, DM (Endocrinology), PhD, FCCP, FRCP (UK), DSc (Endocrinology)“Hypoglycemia due to Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome: A rare cause not to be forgotten” in Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology: Case Reports Volume 2, December 2016, Pages 7-9  Nirantharakumar, Krishnarajah et al. “Hypoglycemia in Non-Diabetic In-Patients: Clinical or Criminal?” Ed. Giorgio Sesti. PLoS ONE 7.7 (2012): e40384. PMC. Web. 27 Aug. 2018.  Nondiabetic Hypoglycemia from Hormone Heath Network https://www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/diabetes/non-diabetic-hypoglycemia  Recurrent Hypoglycemia: When Diabetes Is Not the Cause from Modern Medicine Network http://www.patientcareonline.com/diabetes/recurrent-hypoglycemia-when-diabetes-not-cause
Sep 16, 2018
22 - The horrific murder of Sylvia Fleming
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The year 1998 was a particularly difficult one for the small town of Omagh, in Northern Ireland. There finally seemed to be a workable plan in place to bring about the beginning of a peace process, but along with that, emotions were heightened. Just days before the agreement was signed, Sylvia Fleming (17) was out celebrating her first paycheque from her first job. She visited her ex boyfriend that night, and was never seen again. Her sisters, with whom Sylvia was very close, realised that something was wrong very quickly. The pregnant teenager would never have just left them. But they never thought that she would have suffered the fate that she did. Join us this week as we look at the tragic events surrounding Sylvia Fleming's murder, and how her community was torn apart that year. Our podcast Promo this week is from investigative journalist Scott Reeder and his team over at Suspect Convictions podcast. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.   Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  "My Pregnant Sister's Body Was Buried Under a House” from Britain's Darkest Taboos Season 3 episode 6 (Crime + Investigation, 2014) watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h2_d2SNU9Y   Scott, R v [2004] NICC 19 (15 November 2004)    Ciaran Barnes, “Shock at Belfast KFC as man who dismembered girlfriend queues for lunch” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/shock-at-belfast-kfc-as-man-who-dismembered-girlfriend-queues-for-lunch-36187709.html 2 October 2017    Scott, R v [2004] NICC 19 (15 November 2004)    Staff Reporter, “Notorious murderer Stephen Scott who killed, chopped up and buried pregnant teenage girlfriend back on Northern Ireland streets” in The Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/pictured-notorious-murderer-stephen-scott-who-killed-chopped-up-and-buried-pregnant-teenage-girlfriend-back-on-northern-ireland-streets-35887831.html 3 July 2017    “Fleming family want murderer Stephen Scott banned from Omagh” in Ulster Herald http://ulsterherald.com/2014/07/03/fleming-family-want-murderer-stephen-scott-banned-from-omagh/ 2 July 2014    http://www.crossexaminer.co.uk/archives/20101 10 July 2017    Alan Rodgers, “Family's 'shock' as Sylvia's killer is released” in Ulster Herald http://ulsterherald.com/2015/11/26/familys-shock-as-sylvias-killer-is-released/ (Incorrectly dated as 26 November 2015, last accessed 8 August 2018)    Joe McCusker, “"WHY?; This man helped a murderer to hide a young girl's body..now he's free after eight months.."in The Free Library. 2001 MGN LTD https://www.thefreelibrary.com/WHY%3f%3b+This+man+helped+a+murderer+to+hide+a+young+girl%27s+body..now...-a076792169   “Murdered girl's family appeals for calm after riots” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/murdered-girl-s-family-appeals-for-calm-after-riots-1.159717 4 June 1998    “Four due in court after body of teenager found” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/four-due-in-court-after-body-of-teenager-found-1.158631 1 June 1998    “Man admits burying body of victim” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-admits-burying-body-of-victim-1.260885 29 March 2000    Rosetta Donnelly, “Plea for end to evil as slain teen laid to rest” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/plea-for-end-to-evil-as-slain-teen-laid-to-rest-26182934.html 6 June 1998    “Timeline of the Omagh bombing” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/timeline-of-the-omagh-bombing-1.1525134 12 September 2013    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omagh   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omagh_bombing
Sep 02, 2018
21 - Veronica Guerin: Gangland Murder of the Media (Part 2)
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Veronica Guerin took on Ireland's booming gangland criminals in 1994, who were flooding the country with cannabis and other illegal substances and engaging in an all out war with their competitors. When she approached John Gilligan, the man in charge, at his home, she set in motion a series of events that would lead to her death, and to the downfall of the criminal set she had set her eyes on. The events of 1994 changed the landscape of organised crime in Ireland forever, as well how the authorities would attempt to curb their enjoyment of their assets. But would they be held responsible for Veronica's death? Podcast Promo this week is from Tara and Barney over at Bloody Murder! a bloody good podcast, discussing lesser-known cases from Australia and abroad, with a good smattering of dark humour. Go give them a try! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Paul Williams, Evil Empire: John Gilligan, his gang and the execution of Veronica Guerin (Merlin: Dublin, 2001). Purchase here Emily O'Reilly, Veronica Guerin: The life and death of a Crime Reporter (Vintage Press: London, 1998) Purchase here Trevor Quinn, “Brian Meehan to spend rest of life in prison over Veronica Guerin murder” in DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/brian-meehan-spend-rest-life-12643963 22 February 2017 Emma McMenamy, “Veronica Guerin's killer Brian Meehan caught with drugs in prison” in DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/veronica-guerins-killer-brian-meehan-11727788 10 August 2016 Independent NewsDesk, “Veronica Guerin's killer Brian Meehan caught with drugs behind bars” in The Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/veronica-guerins-killer-brian-meehan-caught-with-drugs-behind-bars-34954772.html 10 August 2016 “Brian Meehan loses appeal against Veronica Guerin murder conviction” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/brian-meehan-loses-appeal-against-veronica-guerin-murder-conviction-1.2614660 18 April 2016 Cathal McMahon, “Gardai quizzed killer Brian Meehan over shooting of former mob boss John Gilligan” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/gardai-quizzed-killer-brian-meehan-3529498 12 May 2014 Ronan Duffy, “Veronica Guerin's killer has application against his conviction rejected” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/veronica-guerin-murder-appeal-2721091-Apr2016/ 18 April 2016 Christina Finn, “Defence team look for Veronica Guerin's killer says court must look at 'flaw' in original trial”, in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/brian-meehan-appeal-veronica-guerin-2456723-Nov2015/ 20 November 2015 Christina Finn, “Veronica Guerin's killer is appealing his conviction for her murder” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/brian-meehan-veronica-guerin-appeal-court-2454499-Nov2015/ 19 November 2015 Ruaidhri Giblin, “Two decades after Veronica Guerin's murder, her killer is appealing his conviction” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/veronica-guerin-murder-conviction-appeal-2171827-Jun2015/ 19 June 2015 Emma McMenamy, “Gangster John Gilligan back socialising in Clondalkin, Dublin – despite failed murder attempt in 2014” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gangster-john-gilligan-back-socialising-12753289 21 June 2018 David Coleman, “Scumbag gangster John Gilligan pictured ' sleeping like a baby' on Spain bound flight from Belfast” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/scumbag-gangster-john-gilligan-pictured-12960529 22 July 2018 Nicola Tallant and Allison Bray, “Criminal John Gilligan travelling between Spain and England with new girlfriend who 'loves him more than life'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/criminal-john-gilligan-travelling-between-spain-and-england-with-new-girlfriend-who-loves-him-more-than-life-37021255.html 18 June 2018 “John Gilligan survives despite being shot up to six times and getting Last Rites” in The Sunday Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/john-gilligan-survives-despite-being-shot-up-to-six-times-and-getting-last-rites-30054258.html 2 March 2014 Conor Feehan, “'He's a nobody now, he's pathetic' – Gilligan is shunned by criminals” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/hes-a-nobody-now-hes-pathetic-gilligan-is-shunned-by-criminals-36292268.html 6 November 2017 Gary Meneely, “Gaff for sale – See inside notorious crime boss John Gilligan's bungalow on the Kildare border – as seven-bed gaff seized by CAB goes on the market for €120K” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/1375405/see-inside-notorious-crime-boss-john-gilligans-bungalow-on-the-kildare-border-as-seven-bed-gaff-seized-by-cab-goes-on-the-market-for-e120k/ 9 August 2017 Recorded Crime Statistics, Central Statistics Office https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/crimeandjustice/ Kathy Donaghy, “Trusted ' Hippo' glorified in mud of Gilligan's Empire” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/trusted-hippo-gloried-in-mud-of-gilligans-empire-26056073.html 23 March 2002 Kevin McHugh “John Gilligan sends menacing threat to former right-hand-man John Traynor” in DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/john-gilligan-sends-menacing-threat-13941304 23 November 2017 Jim Cusack, “A woman in the way of a drug baron's ambitions” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/a-woman-in-the-way-of-a-drug-barons-ambitions-26420738.html 3 February 2008 Breda Heffernan, “Gangster Traynor denies setting up murder of crime reporter Guerin” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gangster-traynor-denies-setting-up-murder-of-crime-reporter-guerin-29298336.html 27 May 2013 Henry McDonald, “Dublin Gangland boss John Traynor arrested in Netherlands” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/02/john-traynor-arrested-in-netherlands 2 September 2010 Gary Meneely, “THE GODFATHER – Veronica Guerin murder suspect John 'The Coach' Traynor comes out of hiding and returns to Ireland for father's funeral” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/2134091/veronica-guerin-murder-suspect-john-the-coach-traynor-comes-out-of-hiding-and-returns-to-ireland-for-fathers-funeral/ 4 February 2018 Conor Feehan, “Drink-driving charge for gilligan gagn thug Ward” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/drinkdriving-charge-for-gilligan-gang-thug-ward-27967702.html 29 Novemeber 2010 Independent News Desk, “'Hippo' Ward jailed for driving offence” in The Sunday Independent https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/sunday-independent-ireland/20161016/281586650120243 16 October 2016 Louise Roseingrave, “Man died after drink and drugs binge with uncle Paul 'Hippo' Ward”, in The Irish independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/man-died-after-drink-and-drugs-binge-with-uncle-paul-hippo-ward-35402732.html 27 January 2017 “The grimy path from children's court to murdering for money” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/the-grimy-path-from-children-s-court-to-murdering-for-the-money-1.219606 28 November 1998 Conor Lally, “Criminal underworld has radically changed in Gilligan's years behind bars” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/criminal-underworld-has-radically-changed-in-gilligan-s-years-behind-bars-1.1560819 15 October 2013. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Guerin#Murder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Cahill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilligan_(criminal) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ireland_Forum  
Aug 19, 2018
21 - Veronica Guerin: Gangland Murder of the Media (Part 1)
01:22:36
In the 1990's, Ireland saw a boom in organised crime and the importation of drugs that it had not experienced before. Criminals set themselves up at the head of drugs empires and reaped the benefit of their crimes to the tune of millions of pounds a year. Gardai struggled to keep up with these developments, and had no recourse to the extravagant spending of the crime bosses, who set up shell companies and owned expensive homes, vehicles and lived lavish lifestyles. When Veronica Guerin, crime correspondent for the Sunday Independent, began asking questions of these gangsters, she found herself in the firing line. Quite literally. Podcast Promo this week is from the gals over at Dumb and Busted podcast. Get in some comedy with your crime and give them a listen! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Paul Williams, Evil Empire: John Gilligan, his gang and the execution of Veronica Guerin (Merlin: Dublin, 2001). Purchase here Emily O'Reilly, Veronica Guerin: The life and death of a Crime Reporter (Vintage Press: London, 1998) Purchase here Trevor Quinn, “Brian Meehan to spend rest of life in prison over Veronica Guerin murder” in DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/brian-meehan-spend-rest-life-12643963 22 February 2017    Emma McMenamy, “Veronica Guerin's killer Brian Meehan caught with drugs in prison” in DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/veronica-guerins-killer-brian-meehan-11727788 10 August 2016    Independent NewsDesk, “Veronica Guerin's killer Brian Meehan caught with drugs behind bars” in The Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/veronica-guerins-killer-brian-meehan-caught-with-drugs-behind-bars-34954772.html 10 August 2016    “Brian Meehan loses appeal against Veronica Guerin murder conviction” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/brian-meehan-loses-appeal-against-veronica-guerin-murder-conviction-1.2614660 18 April 2016    Cathal McMahon, “Gardai quizzed killer Brian Meehan over shooting of former mob boss John Gilligan” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/gardai-quizzed-killer-brian-meehan-3529498 12 May 2014    Ronan Duffy, “Veronica Guerin's killer has application against his conviction rejected” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/veronica-guerin-murder-appeal-2721091-Apr2016/ 18 April 2016    Christina Finn, “Defence team look for Veronica Guerin's killer says court must look at 'flaw' in original trial”, in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/brian-meehan-appeal-veronica-guerin-2456723-Nov2015/ 20 November 2015    Christina Finn, “Veronica Guerin's killer is appealing his conviction for her murder” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/brian-meehan-veronica-guerin-appeal-court-2454499-Nov2015/ 19 November 2015    Ruaidhri Giblin, “Two decades after Veronica Guerin's murder, her killer is appealing his conviction” in thejournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/veronica-guerin-murder-conviction-appeal-2171827-Jun2015/ 19 June 2015    Emma McMenamy, “Gangster John Gilligan back socialising in Clondalkin, Dublin – despite failed murder attempt in 2014” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gangster-john-gilligan-back-socialising-12753289 21 June 2018    David Coleman, “Scumbag gangster John Gilligan pictured ' sleeping like a baby' on Spain bound flight from Belfast” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/scumbag-gangster-john-gilligan-pictured-12960529 22 July 2018    Nicola Tallant and Allison Bray, “Criminal John Gilligan travelling between Spain and England with new girlfriend who 'loves him more than life'” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/criminal-john-gilligan-travelling-between-spain-and-england-with-new-girlfriend-who-loves-him-more-than-life-37021255.html 18 June 2018    “John Gilligan survives despite being shot up to six times and getting Last Rites” in The Sunday Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/john-gilligan-survives-despite-being-shot-up-to-six-times-and-getting-last-rites-30054258.html 2 March 2014    Conor Feehan, “'He's a nobody now, he's pathetic' – Gilligan is shunned by criminals” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/hes-a-nobody-now-hes-pathetic-gilligan-is-shunned-by-criminals-36292268.html 6 November 2017    Gary Meneely, “Gaff for sale – See inside notorious crime boss John Gilligan's bungalow on the Kildare border – as seven-bed gaff seized by CAB goes on the market for €120K” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/1375405/see-inside-notorious-crime-boss-john-gilligans-bungalow-on-the-kildare-border-as-seven-bed-gaff-seized-by-cab-goes-on-the-market-for-e120k/ 9 August 2017    Recorded Crime Statistics, Central Statistics Office https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/crimeandjustice/   Kathy Donaghy, “Trusted ' Hippo' glorified in mud of Gilligan's Empire” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/trusted-hippo-gloried-in-mud-of-gilligans-empire-26056073.html 23 March 2002    Kevin McHugh “John Gilligan sends menacing threat to former right-hand-man John Traynor” in DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/john-gilligan-sends-menacing-threat-13941304 23 November 2017    Jim Cusack, “A woman in the way of a drug baron's ambitions” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/a-woman-in-the-way-of-a-drug-barons-ambitions-26420738.html 3 February 2008    Breda Heffernan, “Gangster Traynor denies setting up murder of crime reporter Guerin” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gangster-traynor-denies-setting-up-murder-of-crime-reporter-guerin-29298336.html 27 May 2013    Henry McDonald, “Dublin Gangland boss John Traynor arrested in Netherlands” in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/02/john-traynor-arrested-in-netherlands 2 September 2010    Gary Meneely, “THE GODFATHER – Veronica Guerin murder suspect John 'The Coach' Traynor comes out of hiding and returns to Ireland for father's funeral” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/2134091/veronica-guerin-murder-suspect-john-the-coach-traynor-comes-out-of-hiding-and-returns-to-ireland-for-fathers-funeral/ 4 February 2018    Conor Feehan, “Drink-driving charge for gilligan gagn thug Ward” in The Evening Herald https://www.herald.ie/news/drinkdriving-charge-for-gilligan-gang-thug-ward-27967702.html 29 Novemeber 2010    Independent News Desk, “'Hippo' Ward jailed for driving offence” in The Sunday Independent https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/sunday-independent-ireland/20161016/281586650120243 16 October 2016    Louise Roseingrave, “Man died after drink and drugs binge with uncle Paul 'Hippo' Ward”, in The Irish independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/man-died-after-drink-and-drugs-binge-with-uncle-paul-hippo-ward-35402732.html 27 January 2017    “The grimy path from children's court to murdering for money” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/the-grimy-path-from-children-s-court-to-murdering-for-the-money-1.219606 28 November 1998    Conor Lally, “Criminal underworld has radically changed in Gilligan's years behind bars” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/criminal-underworld-has-radically-changed-in-gilligan-s-years-behind-bars-1.1560819 15 October 2013.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Guerin#Murder   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Cahill   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilligan_(criminal)    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ireland_Forum  
Aug 05, 2018
20 - Mamie Cadden: Abortionist & Murderer
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Between the early 1920s and the 1950s, Ireland was a newly established developing country. The state and its society were going through many changes, and many growing pains. The establishment and new politicians were anxious to present Ireland as a good catholic place, taking it’s place on the international stage as a beacon of wholesome goodness, newly independent and thriving. But despite this, Ireland was still a country inhabited by people, with all their failings.  Despite the bans on contraception and abortion, both services were sought and obtained by the citizens.It was into this that 34 year old Mamie Cadden moved in 1925, when she left Mayo to become a midwife in Dublin. She would soon be successful, and soon find herself treating women with procedures that were on the wrong side of the law.Join us this week for the story of the Notorious Nurse Cadden, Dublin’s backstreet abortionist. Podcast Promo this week is from Mike Morford of Criminology’s new podcast, the most excellent The Murder in My Family. This unique podcast gives a voice to all the victims of a murder – including the families and those who loved the deceased. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Ray Kavanagh, Mamie Cadden: Backstreet Abortionist (Cork: Mercier Press, 2005). Purchase here Ann O’Loughlin, “Exploding the Myth about Abortion in ’50s Ireland” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/exploding-the-myth-about-abortion-in-50s-ireland-26006313.html 29 January 2005.  Ray Kavanagh, “Backstreet abortionist delivers history lesson” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/backstreet-abortionist-delivers-history-lesson-1.2941275 18 January 2017  Diarmaid Ferriter, “Abortionist Mamie Cadden was no Vera Drake” in tThe Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/diarmaid-ferriter-abortionist-mamie-cadden-was-no-vera-drake-1.336963227 January 2018   https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/solicitor-cultural-heritage-enthusiast-and-founding-member-of-irish-jewish-museum-1.1760441
Jul 22, 2018
19 - The Brighton Trunk Murders: Unsolved Crimes
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This week, we take another trip back in time and have a look at three vintage murders. First, we crack open the 1832 autobiographical account of John Holloway, who murdered his first wife Celia and buried her body, hidden in a trunk, down a lovers lane. Over 100 years later, two more trunks filled with murder victims' bodies were found again in Brighton. One of these cases remains unsolved to this day, while the culprit for the other Toni Mancini, was never punished for his crime.  Podcast Promo this week is from the lovely Pernilla over at True Crime Sweden. Don’t forget to check out this excellent and unique podcast! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  Paul Williams, “The Brighton Trunk Murders” in Real Life Crimes...and how they were solved Volum3 3 Part 39 (Eaglemoss Press: London, 1993) pp 845 – 855  Lucy Pearce, “Nostalgia: A murder case which was the making of a barrister,” in The Argus http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14883861.NOSTALGIA__A_murder_case_which_was_the_making_of_a_barrister/ 12 November 2016  Peter Crowhurst, “Trunk Murders” from Brightonandhove.org http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__6817.aspx 28 July 2005  David Rowland, “Death in Donkey Row: Perhaps Brighton's first murder” Oldpolicecellmuseum.org.uk http://www.oldpolicecellsmuseum.org.uk/content/history/sussex_murders/death_in_donkey_row 12 November 2012  John William Holloway, An Authentic and Faithful History of the Atrocious Murder of Celia Holloway: With an Accurate Account of All the Mysterious and Extraordinary Circumstances....including, Also, the Trial for the Murder, and the Extraordinary Confessions of John William Holloway...written by Himself, and Published by His Own Desire, for the Benefit of Young People (London: W. Nute, 1832)
Jul 08, 2018
18 - The murder of Declan Flynn & the story of Irish Pride
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In honour of Pride month, and with the Dublin Pride Parade only a week away, this episode discusses the tragic case of the beating death of Declan Flynn in Fairview Park in 1983. Declan was a victim of a gang known to stalk the park at night, "queer bashing". We also chart the changes in Irish law since that point in terms of rights for the LGBT+ community, which culminated in the passing of the Marriage Equality referendum in 2015. Happy Pride ya'll! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music:  Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Norris v AG  [1983] IESC 3      Norris v Ireland  6/1987/129/180    Zappone v Revenue Commissioners [2006] IEHC 404, [2008] 2 IR 417    Una Mullaly, In the name of Love (Dublin: History Press Ireland, 2014) Purchase here Irish Queer Archive, https://www.facebook.com/IrishQueerArchive/ Declan Flynn papers: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IrishQueerArchive/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1585341831519228  Panti Bliss' Noble Call :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXayhUzWnl0     Kiran Sarma A review of research on victimisation of the gay and lesbian community in Ireland (Garda Research Unit   https://www.garda.ie/en/About-Us/Publications/Research-Publications/A-review-of-research-on-victimisation-of-the-Gay-and-Lesbian-community-in-Ireland.pdf  "Call for new hate crime laws as people report assault and violence because of sexuality” in The Journal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/rape-crisis-network-calling-government-introduce-hate-crime-legislation-2872566-Jul2016/ (11 July 2016) Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010  Children and Family Relationships Act 2015     Civil Registration Act 2004     Offences Against The Person Act, 1861     Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885   
Jun 24, 2018
17 - The Dunblane Massacre & Gun Crimes
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Thomas Hamilton was a loner. He decided to dedicate his life to running boys' clubs to keep kids off the street, but its quite likely he had ulterior motives for this. His strange, erratic and inappropriate behaviour meant that he was not well liked, his his passion, his boys' clubs, came under scrutiny. He also had a persecution complex, and as his life fell apart due to his own actions, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Thomas Hamilton became the man responsible for the Dunblane Massacre, the only school shooting in British History. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promos: This week check out my friends over at The True Crime Enthusiast  and M.A.U.L podcasts! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: The Hon Lord Cullen "The Public Inquiry into the Shootings at Dunblane Primary School on 13 March 1996” https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/276631/3386.pdf Mick North, Dunblane Never Forget (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2000) Purchase here Bethan Bell, “Hugerford Massacre”, The BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/hungerford_massacre (18 August 2017)   Eleanor Steafel, “30 years on from Hungerford - the wounds Michael Ryan left on the town and its people are still raw” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/30-years-hungerford-wounds-michael-ryan-left-town-people-still/ (13 August 2017)  Office for National Statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales/yearendingseptember2017#offences-involving-weapons-recorded-by-the-police-continue-to-rise (25 January 2018)  For a full list of sources, visit our website: www.mensreapod.com
Jun 10, 2018
16 - The Nally Case: Murder or Self Defence?
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Living in an isolated area is never easy. Its even more frightening when you're and elderly farmer living on his own, certain that there are people scoping out your home for break-ins. Add that to high - profile incidents of violent robberies across the Irish countryside, and it most certainly becomes a tense situation. But does defending your land and property mean you can take a life? In 2004 Padraig Nally faced this exact situation. But was he justified in his actions? And did discrimination play a part in the altercation at his farmhouse and the subsequent trial? This week we look at the the events surrounding the Nally Case and the impact it had on Irish Law. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promos: This week check out  Murder on the Mind and Murder and Such podcasts Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Crona Esler, Unless by Invitation (Dublin: Blackwater Press, 2014) Purchase here Natasha Reid, “Man found not guilty of murdering trespasser with shears” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/man-found-not-guilty-of-murdering-trespasser-with-shears-1.3426822 (14 March 2018)  Paul Cullen, “Law lets householders use reasonable force” in The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com/news/law-lets-householders-use-reasonable-force-1.443683 (13 January 2013) "Nally manslaughter trial begins” from RTE news https://www.rte.ie/news/2006/1204/83271-wardj/ (4 December 2006)  “Nally found not guilty of manslaughter” from RTE News https://www.rte.ie/news/2006/1214/83671-nallyp/ (14 Decemver 2006)  Bunreacht na hEireann (find it at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/cons/en)  Criminal Law (Defence of the Dwelling) Act 2011 (find it at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/cons/en)    For more information on the Travelling Community in Ireland : http://www.paveepoint.ie/irish-travellers-and-roma/
May 27, 2018
15 - Harold Shipman: Medical Murders (Part Two)
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In the second and final episode of the story of Harold Shipman, we find out how the police went about investigating his murders. A suspicious will led to questions regarding prominent citizen, Kathleen Grundy's death and the exhumation of her body. A local doctor had become suspicious of the sheer amount of cremations being performed at Shipman's Surgery, and so, these taken together, an investigation into recent deaths of Shipman's patients was launched. Soon, 12 women's bodies had been exhumed. This week, we find out a little about these women, the investigation of the police, Shipman's lengthy trial, and the public inquiry that followed. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promos: All Crime No Cattle  and Blood on the Rocks Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Brian Whittle and Jean Ritchie, Harold Shipman: A prescription for murder (London: Sphere Books, 2004) Purchase here "Shipman compensation could run into millions" in Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/shipman-compensation-could-run-into-millions-6136.html 9 March 2001  Caroline Mortimer “Harold Shipman timed suicide to ensure his wife got £100k pension pay out” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/harold-shipman-timed-suicide-to-ensure-his-wife-got-100k-pension-pay-out-a6943316.html 20 March 2016  The Shipman Inquiry website, http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090808155005/http://www.the-shipman-inquiry.org.uk/home.asp
May 13, 2018
15 - Harold Shipman: Medical Murders (Part One)
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Harold Frederick Shipman was born near Nottingham in 1946. While attending the prestigious grammar school, High Pavement,  he took care of his ailing mother and was there when she passed away quietly from incurable cancer. His was deeply affected by her death, and by the morphine that had eased her way. He went on to become a doctor, and met and married Primrose Oxtoby name, having 3 children. Today he is known as Doctor Death, and as Britain's most prolific serial killer. But what events led to this discovery in 1995? In the first of a two-part series, we look at Shipman's early life, his medical career and the beginning of his murder spree and what brought him to Hyde to set up his Surgery, where he betrayed an entire community. Who doesn't trust their doctor? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promos: Lustmordia and Dark Poutine Podcasts Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Brian Whittle and Jean Ritchie, Harold Shipman: A prescription for murder (London: Sphere Books, 2004)  Purchase here "Shipman compensation could run into millions" in Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/shipman-compensation-could-run-into-millions-6136.html 9 March 2001  Caroline Mortimer “Harold Shipman timed suicide to ensure his wife got £100k pension pay out” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/harold-shipman-timed-suicide-to-ensure-his-wife-got-100k-pension-pay-out-a6943316.html 20 March 2016   The Shipman Inquiry website, http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090808155005/http://www.the-shipman-inquiry.org.uk/home.asp
Apr 29, 2018
14 - The Grangegorman Murders: A spree killing & a false confession
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Dublin: 1997. Three women occupy number 1 Orchard View, an assisted living facility for former patients of the nearby St Brendan's Psychiatric Hospital. On the night of March 6th of that year, two of the women, Sylvia Sheils and Mary Callanan, were brutally murdered in their rooms. They were discovered the next morning by their housemate Ann Murnagh, and a hunt for the killer began. The Gardai soon heard that a young heroin addict who slept rough in the Grangegorman area may be responsible for the heinous crimes. Dean Lyons was questioned by the Gardai and promptly confessed to the killings. But was this man capable of the horrible crimes he had confessed to, or did the Gardai have the wrong man? There would be two further murders before the case was solved.... Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Podcast Promos: Eye for and Eye Podcast and Murder Mile Podcast Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Report of the Commission of Investigation (Dean Lyons Case) Dublin:Stationary office, 2006. Alan Bailey, The Grangegorman Murders: Dean Lyons and Mark Nash (Dublin: Gill and MacMillan, 2015). Purchase here Ruaidhri Giblin “State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court heard” https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mark-nash-found-guilty-of-cold-case-murder-672676.html 20 April 2015 7 November 2017  Ruaidhri Giblin, “ Serial Killer Mark Nash launches appeal agains double murder conviction” http://www.thejournal.ie/mark-nash-appeal-3682486-Nov2017/ 6 November 2017  Ruaidhri Giblin, “Court Reserves judgment on Serial killer Mark Nash's appeal against conviction for 'Grangegorman murders'” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/court-reserves-judgment-on-serial-killer-mark-nashs-appeal-against-conviction-for-grangegorman-murders-36425100.html 20 December 2017
Apr 15, 2018
13 – The medical student & the cruel murder of Hazel Mullen
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Shan Mohangi arrived in Dublin in 1962 from South Africa. He was 21 years old and had left his home country due to the limited opportunities afforded by the apartheid regime to people of colour in his country at the time. Like many who travelled to Ireland from the African continent, he enrolled in medical school. He took up residence in 95 Harcourt Street and also worked in the restaurant housed in its basement, The Green Tureen. The next year, he met 15 year old Hazel Mullen and the two started going out together. The relationship was serious to Shan, but perhaps less so to Hazel. On the 12th of August 1963, Hazel was to have lunch with Shan in his flat, but he said she never turned up. Smoke was later seen billowing from the restaurant downstairs. After searching all weekend, Shan Mohangi finally told the awful truth. Hazel was dead, and he had tried to burn her up in the ovens of the restaurant. But would 1960’s Ireland provide a man of colour a fair trial for the murder of a teenaged girl? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Podcast Promos: Married to Murder Podcast, True Crime Fan Club Podcast, and brand new podcast Murder on the Mind! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Irish Times, “Mother who forgave Shan Mohangi dies in Dublin” https://www.irishtimes.com/news/mother-who-forgave-shan-mohangi-dies-in-dublin-1.52348 15 March 1997 Bill Corcoran “ Shan Mohangi’s Dublin past comes back to haunt him”, https://www.irishtimes.com/news/shan-mohangi-s-dublin-past-comes-back-to-haunt-him-1.729751 25 march 2009 Frank White, “South African Politician and the brutal killing of Hazel Mullen in Dublin”, https://carlow-nationalist.ie/2015/03/20/the-south-african-politician-and-the-brutal-killing-of-hazel-mullen-in-dublin/ 18 March 2015 Kevin Higgins, Shan Mohangi: 95 Harcourt Street (Dublin: Equity Press, 2012) Purchase here
Apr 01, 2018
12 – The murders of Colin Ireland: The Gay Slayer
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As spring changed to summer in London 1993, a man stalked his prey at the Coleherne Pub in Earls Court. He targeted gay men, particularly those interested in BDSM, as he knew that they were a vulnerable group with poor relations with the policing authorities. Colin Ireland tricked 5 men into taking him back to their homes, where he brutally attacked them. He then waited to hear about his crimes in the paper. Because Colin Ireland killed for no other reason than his desire to make something of himself. His journey for fame and notoriety, to make a mark, cost 5 lives and terrorised the London Gay scene. This is the story of the Gay Slayer. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promos: Based on a True Crime and True Crime Island Shout out to: Mirths and Monsters Podcast Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/    Sources: Molly Rose Pike, “Jobless divorcee dubbed the ‘gay slayer’ made a New Year’s resolution to become a famous SERIAL KILLER (and used true crime books as a how-to guide), TV documentary reveals” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5070423/Colin-Ireland-serial-killer-gay-men-famous.html 13 November 2017 Emily Allen, “’Gay slayer’ Colin Ireland who tortured homosexual men to death dies in jail” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2104572/Serial-killer-Colin-Ireland-tortured-gay-men-death-dies-jail.html 22 February 2012 Carey Latimore “Colin Ireland Infamous Murders: Crimes of Prejudice” from CrimeandInvestigation.co.uk, as referenced on http://murderpedia.org/male.I/i/ireland-colin.htm (last accessed 22 February 2018) Mark Pulman, “The Gay Slayer” http://www.crimemagazine.com/gay-slayer (last accessed 22 Feb 2018) 12 August 2013 R v Brown [1993] UKHL 19, [1994] 1 AC 212 Lawrence v. Texas 539 U.S. 558 [2003] NewNowNext Staff, “Tom Cruise Was Nearly Murdered By A Serial Killer Targeting Gay Men” http://www.newnownext.com/tom-cruise-was-nearly-murdered-by-gay-slayer-in-1993-national-enquirer/12/2014/ 12 December 2014 Fergus Mason, The Gay Slayer: The Life of Colin Ireland Serial Killer (Absolute Crime Books, 2014) Purchase here
Mar 18, 2018
11 – The murder of Tia Sharp
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Tia Sharp was 12 years old in the summer of 2012, and the Olympics had come to her city, London. She was a carefree and bubbly young girl and was close with her family. Which is why it was so surprising when she went missing from her grandmothers house in New Addington, South London. They knew she wasn’t a runaway. A huge search began for the missing girl, and eventually she was found – in the home she had gone missing from. Suspicion fell on the man she knew as her step-gradfather, Stuart Hazel. Was this man that she trusted and loved responsible for her death and the hiding of her body in her grandmother’s attic? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promos: Spoop Hour Podcast and Corpus Deliciti Podcast Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  Nigel Cawthorne, Tia Sharp: A Family Betrayal (London: Blake Publishing, 2013). Purchase here Paul Bracchi and Tom Kelly, “Relatives cashing in on her murder. A home life based on benefits, drugs and casual sex. With this family what hope did poor Tia have?” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326383/Tia-Sharp-relatives-cash-murder-A-home-life-based-benefits-drugs-sex–hope-did-have.html 18 May 2013  Lucy Buckland, “The Harrowing story of how Tia Sharp was murdered by her grandmother’s over five years on” https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/harrowing-story-how-tia-sharp-13574607 5 September 2017  Living With a Killer documentary info: http://www.itv.com/news/2013-05-16/living-with-a-killer/ Discovery Crime and Investigation Britain's Dark Taboos: The Murder of Tia Sharp Aired 16th March 2014 Sarah Ann Harris, “What Happened to Tia Sharp? Murdered schoolgirl's father reveals horrifying moment he realised she was dead” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/what-happened-to-tia-sharp-murdered-schoolgirls-father-reveals-horrifying-moment-he-realised-she-was-dead_uk_59ad318ce4b0b5e530ffca58 4 September 2017 Jacob Dirnhuber, “I hope he rots: Tia Sharp's mum slams killer Stuart Hazell after he complains he's lonely in jail – and says he's too 'cowardly' to meet her face to face” https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5240303/tia-sharp-mum-natalie-stuart-hazell-prison-murder/ 31 December 2017 Holly Christodoubou, “'He should have Hanged: Tia Sharp's dad speaks out – five years after tragic schoolgirl was abused, killed nad her body hidden0 in the loft by her grandma's pervert lover Stuart Hazell” https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4386121/tia-sharp-death-story-abused-killed-grandmas-lover-stuart-hazell/ 4 September 2017   .
Mar 04, 2018
10 – Catherine Nevin: The Black Widow (Part 2)
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In the second and final instalment of the Black Widow story, the Gardai ramp up their investigation into her, and she is finally charged with the murder of her husband, and conspiracy to commit murder. The trial took place in 2000, and lasted a whopping 62 days. After three attempts to start, it finally got under way and Willie McClean, Gerry Heapes and John Jones recounted their tales to the jury. We also examine the aftermath of the whole sorry affair, including Justice O'Buachalla coming under scrutiny in the Murphy Inquiry, and the various appeals that Catherine brought before the courts, before finally discussing the subject that was closest to Catherine's heart: money. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Podcast Promo: Ignorance Was Bliss Podcast Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources: Niamh O'Conner, The Black Widow: The Catherine Nevin Story (Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2000) Purchase here Pat Flynn, Catherine and Friends: Inside the Investigation into Ireland's Most Notorious Murderer (Dublin, Liberties Press, 2015). Purchase here Stephen Breen, FEMME FATALE FACING DEATH https://www.thesun.ie/news/1499936/black-widow-catherine-nevin-in-hiding-after-being-freed-from-prison-as-killer-being-cared-for-at-secret-location-as-she-battles-inoperable-brain-tumour/ (7 September 2017) Emma McMenamy, “Catherine Nevin living out last days receiving palliative care in nursing home” https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/catherine-nevin-living-out-last-11154372 (12 September 2017) Emma McMenamy, “'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin Pictured in public after husband killer is allowed out of jail to attend course" https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/black-widow-catherine-nevin-husband-5451754 (3 April 2015) Mary Carolan, “Catherine Nevin murder conviction ruled admissable in disinheritance case” https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/catherine-nevin-murder-conviction-ruled-admissible-in-disinheritance-case-1.3001093 ( 7 March 2017) Kieran Dineen, COURT BID:‘Black Widow’ Catherine Nevin will go to Supreme Court in bid to get her hands on murdered husband’s estate"  https://www.thesun.ie/news/1365696/black-widow-catherine-nevin-will-go-to-supreme-court-in-bid-to-get-her-hands-on-murdered-husbands-estate/ ( August 2017) Independent.ie Newsdesk, “Catherine Nevin had 'just months to live' after being diagnosed with brain tumour” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/catherine-nevin-has-just-months-to-live-after-being-diagnosed-with-brain-tumour-35187610.html (4 November 2016) Brian Kavanagh, “Catherine Nevin appeal to be heard in July”https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/catherine-nevin-appeal-to-be-heard-in-july-30314421.html (29 May 2014) Orla O'Donnell, “High – profile cases in spotlight as legal term resumes” https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2017/1002/908978-legal-term-preview/ (2 October 2017) Legal Diary of the Supreme Court as published on 30th January 2018 http://courts.ie/legaldiary.nsf/a0b54bb3745b386280256c4b0024092b/4cbf2d3b37ceb28d80258225004f4ee2?OpenDocument Dearbhail McDonald and Tim Healy “Back Widow Nevin claims key witnesses were paid informers” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/black-widow-nevin-claims-key-witnesses-were-paid-informers-26424912.html (21 February 2008) Tim Healy, “Black Widow' Nevin fights family of husband for his assets” https://www.herald.ie/news/black-widow-nevin-fights-family-of-husband-for-his-assets-28011409.html (26 June 2012)
Feb 18, 2018
10 – Catherine Nevin: The Black Widow (Part 1)
00:51:25
The weekend of St Patrick's Day, 1996, Tom Nevin was found lying dead from a gunshot wound to the chest in the kitchen of his pub, Jack White's in the popular seaside town of Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow.  His wife, Catherine, had sounded the alarm and when the Gardai arrived they found her bound by the wrists. She said that intruders had entered the pub, looking for jewellery.  But something wasn't quite right, the scene seemed staged, and soon the Gardai began unravelling a web of deceit constructed carefully over nearly 10 years of a plan to have Tom Nevin killed. All eyes now turned to Catherine. Was she really a grieving widow? Or a Black Widow who had her husband killed to get control of their assets? Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Niamh O'Conner, The Black Widow: The Catherine Nevin Story (Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2000) Purchase here Pat Flynn, Catherine and Friends: Inside the Investigation into Ireland's Most Notorious Murderer (Dublin, Liberties Press, 2015). Purchase here Stephen Breen, FEMME FATALE FACING DEATH https://www.thesun.ie/news/1499936/black-widow-catherine-nevin-in-hiding-after-being-freed-from-prison-as-killer-being-cared-for-at-secret-location-as-she-battles-inoperable-brain-tumour/ (7 September 2017) Emma McMenamy, “Catherine Nevin living out last days receiving palliative care in nursing home” https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/catherine-nevin-living-out-last-11154372 (12 September 2017) Emma McMenamy, “'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin Pictured in public after husband killer is allowed out of jail to attend course" https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/black-widow-catherine-nevin-husband-5451754 (3 April 2015) Mary Carolan, “Catherine Nevin murder conviction ruled admissable in disinheritance case” https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/catherine-nevin-murder-conviction-ruled-admissible-in-disinheritance-case-1.3001093 ( 7 March 2017) Kieran Dineen, COURT BID:‘Black Widow’ Catherine Nevin will go to Supreme Court in bid to get her hands on murdered husband’s estate"  https://www.thesun.ie/news/1365696/black-widow-catherine-nevin-will-go-to-supreme-court-in-bid-to-get-her-hands-on-murdered-husbands-estate/ ( August 2017) Independent.ie Newsdesk, “Catherine Nevin had 'just months to live' after being diagnosed with brain tumour” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/catherine-nevin-has-just-months-to-live-after-being-diagnosed-with-brain-tumour-35187610.html (4 November 2016) Brian Kavanagh, “Catherine Nevin appeal to be heard in July”https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/catherine-nevin-appeal-to-be-heard-in-july-30314421.html (29 May 2014) Orla O'Donnell, “High – profile cases in spotlight as legal term resumes” https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2017/1002/908978-legal-term-preview/ (2 October 2017) Legal Diary of the Supreme Court as published on 30th January 2018 http://courts.ie/legaldiary.nsf/a0b54bb3745b386280256c4b0024092b/4cbf2d3b37ceb28d80258225004f4ee2?OpenDocument Dearbhail McDonald and Tim Healy “Back Widow Nevin claims key witnesses were paid informers” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/black-widow-nevin-claims-key-witnesses-were-paid-informers-26424912.html (21 February 2008) Tim Healy, “Black Widow' Nevin fights family of husband for his assets” https://www.herald.ie/news/black-widow-nevin-fights-family-of-husband-for-his-assets-28011409.html (26 June 2012)
Feb 04, 2018
9 – The Scissor Sisters & the murder of Farah Swaleh Noor
00:55:06
Farah Swaleh Noor was an apparent Somalian refugee to Ireland and disappeared on the 20th March 2005. Later that month, and unidentified male body was pulled from the Royal Canal on Dublin city’s north side in pieces which had been dumped in black plastic rubbish bags. The body – missing its head-  was identified as Farah Noor, and it soon became apparent that his girlfriend Kathleen Mulhall and her two daughters, Linda and Charlotte, were involved in the gruesome murder, dismemberment and disposal of his body. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Mick McCaffrey, The Irish Scissor Sisters: The Inside Story Of The Torso In The Canal Investigation And The Gruesome Homicide Of Farah Noor (Dublin: Merlin Press, 2008) Purchase here https://www.herald.ie/news/scissor-sisters-mum-released-and-looking-for-travellers-help-27992476.html “Scissor Sisters’ mum released – and looking for Travellers’ help”, Ken Foy – 26 October 2011  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/scissor-sisters-brother-is-jailed-indefinitely-for-stabbing-partner-29104259.html, “Scissor Sisters’ brother is jailed indefinitely for stabbing partner”,  Rebecca Penston – 2 March 2013  http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/scissor-sister-linda-mulhall-free-11483233 “Scissor Sister Linda Mulhall will be a free woman for Christmas” , Emma McMenamy – 8 Novemver 2017   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/linda-mulhall-released-13-years-after-killing-dismembering-victim-1.3345028 “Linda Mulhall released 13 years after killing, dismembering victim”, Conor Lally – 4 January 2018    
Jan 07, 2018
8 – The True Crimes of Brendan O’Donnell: Murder in Muster
00:50:26
Brendan O'Donnell was a troubled and clingy child. After the death of his mother, he displayed violent tendencies. Rather than making his way into the mental health services and getting treatment, he found himself in detention centres for delinquent children. He spiralled out of control and eventually rampaged across the peaceful countryside near Lough Derg, killing three people and holding another two at gun point.  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme music: Quinn’s Song: First Dance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Tony and JJ Muggiven, A Tragedy Waiting to Happen: The Chaotic Life of Brendan O'Donnell (Dublin: Gill Books, 2004) Purchase here http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/mother-and-son-found-dead-in-wood-search-for-missing-priest-artist-and-three-year-old-son-ends-in-1434614.html  http://www.irishtimes.com/news/o-donnell-stabbed-his-sister-in-1992-murder-trial-told-1.24148  http://www.rte.ie/archives/2014/0507/615710-killer-brendan-odonnell-arrested-1994/ 
Sep 10, 2017
7 – Scottish Crime Spree: The Beast of Birkenshaw (Part 3)
00:39:29
In the final episode of the Beast of Birkenshaw series, Peter Manuel takes over his own defence. He finds many people to place the blame on for his many crimes, and explains how evidence managed to disappear from the crime scenes. He takes the stand to give evidence in his defence. But to no avail – he is found guilty and is sentenced to hang. But in a final twist before he’s put to death, Manuel takes ill in the prison. Will he be fit to hang, or will he be saved from his fate?  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme music: Quinn’s Song: First Dance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  MacLeod, Hector and Malcolm McLeod, Peter Manuel, Serial Killer (Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing 2010) Purchase here http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1633409/Historic-inflation-calculator-value-money-changed-1900.html  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4568945.stm http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35659541
Aug 24, 2017
7 – Scottish Crime Spree: The Beast of Birkenshaw (Part 2)
00:37:44
In the second part of our series covering Peter Manuel, the Beast of Birkenshaw, his trial begins. This time, we tell the story of the witnesses, who all weave together their stories, most implicating Manuel, others attempting to help salvage the dire situation he finds himself in. 280 people give evidence of the crimes he is charged with, ranging from burglary to capital murder. Manuel's life is on the line, as he only needs to be found guilty of one of the multiple capital charges to find himself at the end of the hangman's noose. But halfway through the trial, Manuel fires his advocates and decides to defend himself. Will Manuel be able to tell the better tale and save his life? Or will the judge and jury see through his superficial charm and convict him of the serial murders in Birkenshaw?    Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources:  MacLeod, Hector and Malcolm McLeod, Peter Manuel, Serial Killer (Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing 2010) Purchase here http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1633409/Historic-inflation-calculator-value-money-changed-1900.html  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4568945.stm  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35659541
Aug 22, 2017
7 – Scottish Crime Spree: The Beast of Birkenshaw (Part 1)
00:39:41
"Mary had a little cat She used to call him Daniel, Then she found it killed six mice And now she calls him Manuel"  Peter Manuel was born in New York in 1927, to Scottish Parents Samuel and Brigit. The family returned to Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1932 where Peter's childhood and adolescence were marred with sprees of theft and violence. He ended up in first an approved school before moving on to Borstal. He was an over confident person, and liked to be the centre of attention, going so far as to make up his involvement in serious crimes in order to increase his notoriety. In this, the first of our three part series on the man who would become known as "The Beast of Birkenshaw" we look at his upbringing, and the circumstances that led to the deaths of 8 people on the outskirts of Glasgow in the late 1950s.  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com.  Theme music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: MacLeod, Hector and Malcolm McLeod, Peter Manuel, Serial Killer (Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing 2010) Purchase here http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1633409/Historic-inflation-calculator-value-money-changed-1900.html  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4568945.stmhttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35659541  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOknCObysSA
Aug 20, 2017
6 – The Kerry Babies Murder & familial false confessions
00:50:33
In the year 1984, Ireland was a very different place. Contraception, Abortion and Divorce were illegal. The country was dogged by religious conservatism and was facing into a terrible recession. Amidst this, the body of a baby boy was found on a beach in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. The police began to look for the likely suspect: an recently-pregnant unmarried mother. Joanne Hayes was accused and charged of the murder of the infant. She and her whole family eventually confessed to the murder, despite Joanne's baby being located. So what had caused the family to confess? A judicial inquiry was set up to investigate Garda maltreatment, but it soon turned into a trial of Joanne's character. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Nicola Goc, “Motherhood Murder and the Media: Joanne Hayes and the Kerry Babies Case” in Mediating Moms: Mothers in Poluar Culture ed. Elizabeth Podnieks (McGuill- Queens Uinversity Press, Montreal, 2012) Nell McCafferty, A Woman to Blame: The Kerry Babies Case (Attric Press, Cork, 1985). Purchase here Diarmaid Ferriter, http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/heart-of-darkness--the-kerry-babies-saga-30-years-later-265099.html  Joe O'Shea, http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/the-kerry-babies-case-the-shocking-scandal-and-tragedy-that-divided-the-nation-and-the-mystery-that-was-never-solved-30176996.html  Newstalk, Pat Kenny interview with Diarmaid Ferriter 14th April 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQM47ccYoyI&t=68s
Aug 06, 2017
5 – Rachel O’Reilly: Murder of a Mother
00:43:32
In October of 2004, Rachel O’Reilly was brutally attacked in her North County Dublin home. Initially, the Gardai treated the crime as a burglary gone wrong, but soon it became clear that this was no random attack. Her husband, Joe O’Reilly, appeared in the media appealing for information about his wife’s death, and given his strange demeanour, the public began to question, who really was responsible for the murder of Rachel O’Reilly?  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Friel, Jenny. The Suspect: The Story of Rachel O’Reilly’s Murder (Dunboyne, Maverick House: 2007).   Purchase here http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/joe-o-reilly-loses-attempt-to-challenge-conviction-for-murdering-wife-1.2207771  http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/dumped-wifekiller-joe-oreilly-gets-twohour-prison-visit-from-exlover-35672679. html  http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/supreme-court/joe-o-reilly-cannot-bring-appeal-over-murder-conviction-court-rules-1.2874089  Dateline: The Murder of Rachel O’Reilly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNfTPGzgMhQ)
Jul 23, 2017
4 – The Acid Bath Murders: The Crimes of John George Haigh
00:38:59
In the years immediately following the war in a still bomb-ravaged London, people were going missing. A few letters sent to their families reassured that all was well. But when 69 year old Olive Durand-Deacon went missing from her residential hotel, a suspicious policewoman looked further into the shady character of John George Haigh. He quickly confessed to killing 5 people and dissolving their bodies in acid. He attempted to put forth a defence of insanity, but ultimately, Haigh met his end on the gallows.  Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: First Dance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: George Lowe, "The Acid Bath Murders: The Trial and Liquidations of John George Haigh" (History Press, 2015)  Purchase here Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo, "The Acid Bath Murderer: A terrifying True Story of one of the Worst British Serial Killers" (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2016) Purchase here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI7QOMh7vvs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj678xFRqy4 
Jul 09, 2017
3 – The murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier & trial by press
00:41:05
Sophie Toscan du Plantier was a french writer and documentarian, who owned a secluded holiday home in the picturesque west Cork town of Schull, Ireland. Days before Christmas 1996, she was found savagely murdered in the lane way leading to her house. The case remains unsolved, but that doesn’t mean the matter hasn’t been heard before the courts. The prime suspect, Ian Bailey, took a defamation action against eight newspapers for reporting that he was the prime suspect in the case. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Michael Sheridan, Death in December: The Story of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (Dublin: O’Brien Press, 2012) Purchase here Eoin English http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ian-bailey-to-fight-conspiracy-loss-352393.html  Mary Carolan https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/witness-claims-garda%C3%AD-gave-him-money-and-drugs-to-befriend-ian-bailey-1.2064719  http://www.thejournal.ie/ian-bailey-costs-decision-2033938-Apr2015/  Mary Carolan https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/ian-bailey-ordered-to-pay-all-costs-from-failed-damages-action-1.2209298   Barry Roche https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/give-me-a-crash-course-in-ian-bailey-s-high-court-case-1.2162935  Barry Roche https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/ian-bailey-case-marie-farrell-evidence-derailed-action-1.2160459  Barry Roche https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/ian-bailey-to-consider-appeal-after-receiving-high-court-ruling-1.2342325  Denise Calanan http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/ian-bailey-case-ten-things-you-need-to-know-31105366.html  Barry Roche http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ian-bailey-to-ask-dpp-to-charge-him-over-murder-1.2748474  Eoin Reynolds http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/ian-bailey-s-lawyers-object-to-french-extradition-application-1.3040374  
Jun 25, 2017
2 - Crimes against Children: The James Bulger murder
00:45:50
In January of 1993, James Bulger was a month away from his third birthday when he disappeared from his mothers sight in a shopping mall. This was no regular, tragic child abduction however, as the perpetrators were children themselves. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: David James Smith, The Sleep of Reason (Arrow Books, 1995) Purchase here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7357185/James-Bulger-murder-timeline.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1256109/Robert-Thompson-Social-worker-looked-James-Bulger-killer-speaks.html  https://www.bizarrepedia.com/venables-and-thompson/  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356231/Jon-Venables-gets-FOURTH-new-identity-set-early-release-child-porn-sentence.html
Jun 11, 2017
1 - The Murder of Elaine O'Hara: A Kink Killing
00:41:14
Elaine O’Hara was a troubled woman who disappeared from her Dublin home in 2012 and was presumed to have committed suicide. A year later, due to a series of coincidences, her body was found and a man with an appetite for the twisted, but the appearance of a nice middle class family man was charged with her murder. A true crime that was truly beyond belief, and shocked Ireland. Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patron! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Sources: Paul Williams, Almost the Perfect Murder: The Killing of Elaine O’Hara, the Extraordinary Garda Investigation and the Trial That Stunned the Nation (Penguin, 2015) Purchase Here Ann O’Loughlin, http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/graham-dwyer-seeks-legal-aid-for-data-challenge-392466.html  Trish Laverty, http://www.98fm.com/Graham-Dwyer-Privacy-Challenge-Gets-Go-Ahead- Kathryn Hayes, http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/marie-cassidy-state-pathologist-surprised-5914068  Allison O’Reilly, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3403821/Depraved-architect-jailed-murdering-woman-sexual-gratification-describes-50-shades-Graham-series-extraordinary-letters-female-pen-pal.html  Ralph Reigal http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ill-be-out-before-next-christmas-murderer-graham-dwyer-tells-fellow-inmates-35322032.html  Ralph Reigal http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/desperate-killer-graham-dwyer-is-begging-for-support-with-12-letters-a-week-35082217.html
Jun 02, 2017