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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mother to make Crimecall murder appeal

A Limerick mother will make an impassioned plea on national television tonight for any information which could help Gardai catch her son’s killers.

Mary Geoghegan will appear on RTE’s Crimecall program tonight and in an appeal will call on "anyone at all to come forward" with information.

Mrs. Geoghegan is also expected to speak on the shock of being told her son, 28 year old Shane Geoghegan had been shot dead just yards from his home.

"It is particularly poignant that the appeal goes out on the night of Munster V the All Blacks match," inspector Seamus Ruane said. "This was a particularly vicious crime which resulted in loss of life. No murder is acceptable but because of the sporting connection we would be expecting a big response from the public, no matter how insignificant they think the information is." Via Limerick Leader
Shane's cousin Garret Walsh will also appear on the program and refutes comments that Shane was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” saying,

"He wasn't in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was in the right place. He was walking home on a Saturday night 100 metres across the road. His life was interrupted”.
The appeal will also feature a reconstruction of the events leading up to the murder on Saturday 8th of November.

Crimecall airs tonight at 10.15pm on RTE 1.
Anybody with information can ring the programme’s confidential line on 1800 40 50 60.

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