Thursday 18 October 2018

State to free rapist who is 'huge threat' to women

Statutory remission dictates that Ireland's most dangerous man will walk free in August 2010 writes Jim Cusack

Jim Cusack

Jim Cusack

LARRY Murphy will be 45 when he is released from jail, still fit and healthy and, gardai believe, still the biggest single threat to the lives and safety of young women in Ireland.

In prison since his arrest the day after he kidnapped, repeatedly raped and attempted to murder a young Carlow woman, he has never shown any remorse or made any sttempt to seek counselling or any professional help.

He is an absolute and total loner. During his brief court appearance, when he pleaded guilty to rape and abduction charges, Murphy sat utterly impassive, never averting his gaze straight ahead at the court clerk's desk.

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