Monday 25 September 2017

Stabbings, beatings and cold-blooded shootings make chilling start to 2014

State pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy after examining the body of Christy Daly near Clara on January 7. Picture: Frank McGrath
State pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy after examining the body of Christy Daly near Clara on January 7. Picture: Frank McGrath

Paul Williams

The latest gangland killing brings to eight the number of people who have suffered violent deaths in the first 18 days of 2014 -- compared to none in the same period last year.

The death rate is now higher than in the first three months of 2013 when there were six violent deaths.

Three of the victims were stabbed, three had been beaten to death and the remaining two were shot dead, execution style.

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