Tuesday 21 November 2017

Murder of brothers was a senseless act

* I am a proud Castlebar native; I have not lived there for over 15 years, but regularly visit relatives. I was deeply saddened by the horrendous deaths of Jack and Tommy Blaine.

The senselessness of such an act on two men that were so inoffensive is shocking. I remember growing up in the town as a teenager and seeing Jack daily on the Main Street, with his hunched posture. Although a man of few words, even as a teenager I showed him the respect of at least a 'hello'. He would always mutter a greeting along with a raised hand.

There are no words that your reporters can write to describe how defenceless and mild-mannered these men were, which is what makes this horrid crime most shocking. To live a life and be ended by such violence makes my heart drop.

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