Larry Murphy says ‘sorry’ for raping woman – but denies killing anyone
Published 20/06/2014 | 11:49
RAPIST Larry Murphy has said ‘sorry’ for the rape and attempted murder of a young woman in 2000.
The 49-year-old served a ten year prison sentence for the crime, and was released in 2010.
He is reported to now be living under a false name in London, and was photographed by The Irish Sun with a female companion having a drink in the city.
It is understood he has been living under four different aliases in the city, most recently as Charlie the Carpenter.
When approached by reporters from the tabloid, he initially denied his identity, claiming his name was Charlie.
However when pressed, he eventually apologised for his crime.
“Of course, I’m sorry”, he said.
He was also asked about Eva Brennan, one of several women who went missing in mid-Leinster region during the 1990s.
He responded: “Who’s Eva Brennan?.... No, I didn’t kill anyone”.
Gardai launched Operation Trace in a bid to locate the women who went missing in the ‘Vanishing Triangle’ during the 90s.
To date, no remains of the eight missing women have been found, or anyone charged in relation to the disappearances.
It is reported that the woman pictured with Murphy was made aware by British police of his conviction.
He has been living in London since March of 2013.
Although Murphy is under strict conditions to notify authorities in Britain of his address, he has not come to their attention for any wrong-doing.
It is believed he has no plans to return to Ireland due to fears for his safety.