By Louise RoseingraveThe mother of murdered criminal Jason Molyneux wept in the witness box at the opening of an inquest into her son’s death. Elizabeth Molyneux formally identified her son’s body to detectives after he was shot dead on January 30 last.The 27-year-old, from North William Street, was shot six times in the chest and stomach after he went to meet someone at James Larkin House flats complex at 9.45pm.He was taken to the Mater Hospital but pronounced dead there a short time later.The father-of-one was well known to gardaí for his involvement in serious and organised crime and had more than 120 convictions.At Dublin Coroner's Court Detective Garda John O’Donovan said he formally identified Mr Molyneux to State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy at the City Morgue on January 31, 2018, the day after the fatal shooting.Prof Cassidy conducted an autopsy on the body and gave the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.Inspector Seamus D’Alton of … [Read more...] about Criminal Jason Molyneux’s mother weeps as inquest hears he died of multiple gunshot wounds
A man broke down in court after being cleared of murder 27 years after he was wrongly convicted as a teenager. John Bunn, now 41, wept as he thanked a New York judge for exonerating him of the 1991 shooting of correction officer Rolando Neischer. He was just 14 when arrested over the killing and spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder based on tainted evidence. Read more Man wrongly convicted and jailed for 31 years awarded $1m compensation Mr Bunn, from Brooklyn, was released on parole in 2009 but continued to fight to clear his name. He was cleared after a retired detective who investigated Neischer’s murder was accused of manipulating evidence, coercing confessions and giving misleading testimony in multiple cases. Mr Bunn and his friend Rosean Hargrave, then 17, were convicted of killing Neischer on the testimony of lone witness Robert Crosson, another correction officer who survived the shooting. The teenagers were placed in a photo line-up by … [Read more...] about Man jailed at 14 for murder he didn’t commit weeps in court as he is cleared 27 years later
Today marks 36 years since Argentina seized control of the Falkland Islands from Britain, drawing the UK into an armed conflict that would prove to be one of the defining events of the 1980s for both countries. The disputed territories off the southern Patagonian coast had been part of the British Empire since 1833, but the Latin American nation had long felt bitterly that the “Islas Malvinas” were illegally occupied and truly belonged to Buenos Aires. In the early 1980s, Argentina was ruled by an unpopular military junta under General Leopoldo Galtieri, then facing civil unrest over the country’s tanking economy. Read more Families able to visit Falklands War graves after remains identified It needed an easy victory to win back public favour; a populist gesture to appease the people and unite the nation. It found it in claiming back the rocky, windswept Falklands, then mostly used for sheep farming or the … [Read more...] about Falklands War anniversary: Why did Britain enter armed conflict with Argentina over these windswept islands?
When you’re a star, as a revered philosopher almost said, you can do anything to them. You can even grab ’em by the balls. On Sunday evening the porn star Stormy Daniels will do just that. She will metaphorically take her Commander-in-Chief’s gonads in hand and give them a painful yank. Daniels’s CBS interview about the affair with Donald Trump, which she alleges ranged from 2006 to 2007, was recorded weeks ago but was delayed by legal grappling. It will finally be broadcast at midnight our time. The interview will offer a diversion from other concerns about Trump’s fitness for office. For a few days, such banal questions as “When will he start the nuclear war?”, and “How many more key personnel must he lose before he appoints the Unabomber as Secretary of Defence?” will simmer on the back burner. Bubbling away on the front hob will be a question of character rather than sanity. What kind of man starts an affair with a … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels is emerging as the feminist hero from the Donald Trump affair
Thirteen at Columbine. Twenty-six at Sandy Hook. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that have come to define school shootings in this country are almost always remembered for the students and educators slain. Death tolls are repeated so often that the numbers and places become permanently linked. What those figures fail to capture, though, is the collateral damage of this uniquely American crisis. Beginning with Columbine in 1999, more than 187,000 students attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours, according to a year-long Washington Post analysis. This means that the number of children who have been shaken by gunfire in the places they go to learn exceeds the population of Eugene, Oregon, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read more Parkland survivor urges using ‘white privilege’ to amplify stories Many are never the same. School shootings … [Read more...] about For survivors of school shootings in America, life is never the same