Jailed rapist Michael Murray has claimed he was behind a sick bomb threat targeting the Minister for Justice —, and Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, in a chilling phone call to a national newspaper.
Murray, recently sentenced to a further 16 years in prison for threatening to kill two barristers, “admitted” to The Star that he is responsible for the disgusting threat.
“I am admitting to it openly. I am responsible for it. I don’t give a f*ck,” Murray (50) told the paper.
The notorious rapist’s recent trial caused uproar when he threw a Bible at the judge during his sentencing, and he is currently under an active garda investigation for the threat against Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on March 7 this year.
Murray was arrested over the incident, which saw gardai rushing to Ms McEntee’s Co Meath home after a caller phoned the Samaritans and claimed a device had been left there, but he has not yet been charged over it.
And now, in an unprecedented call to The Star from inside prison, Murray brazenly admitted that he is responsible for the bomb threat.
In the shocking phone call, Murray repeatedly made slurs against gardai and the justice system, arguing that he made the threat because of his notion that he is somehow being wrongly punished by them.
He was asked why he thought it was fair to threaten Ms McEntee, who was pregnant at the time of the hoax, to which Murray said he felt justified.
“At the end of the day she is responsible for the Department of Justice,” he said.
“The Department of Justice is responsible for the administration of justice. There’s no point going to the people who are playing a game all the time.”
In the final seconds of the call, Murray was asked if he was sorry for the threat against the minister, to which he defiantly said: “No, absolutely not.”
He then went into a rant about the justice system and how certain people needed to be “answerable” for what he feels they have done to him.
It was put to Murray that he will have to be answerable for this, to which he replied: “I will be answerable for a threat to kill.”
The six minute phone call with Murray then came to an abrupt end.