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Killers can no longer rest easy

Published 31/07/2010 | 10:12

THE sentencing of Vera McGrath this week was the result of a review of her husband's murder by the garda cold-case team, and today we report that no less than 14 unsolved murder cases are being revisited by the team.

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The stuff of TV dramas and thrillers, the cold-case investigation is now a very real phenomenon and has revolutionised police work.

Aided by science and technology, gardai can reach into the past to procure incontrovertible evidence in a way that would have been impossible only a few years ago.

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