The mother of a Drogheda teenager who was murdered and dismembered by a notorious criminal has said she relives his “horrifying and brutal” death everyday.
Keane Mulready-Woods was aged 17 when he was reported missing in January 2020 and his remains were discovered in different parts of Dublin and Drogheda over the following year.
Two Drogheda men, Paul Crosby (27) and Gerard Cruise (49) from Rathmullan Park, will be sentenced next month for their role in facilitating the murder which the Special Criminal Court heard is suspected to have been carried out by Robbie Lawlor.
Details of their involvement were outlined today while the victim’s mother Elizabeth Woods said in her victim impact statement that her family have been left serving their own life sentence.
In her victim impact statement, read out by Det Insp Aidan McCabe, Keane’s mother said that to lose her child in such an inhumane and barbaric way is shocking and that words can’t describe how they are feeling.
Ms Woods said they lost a son, brother, grandchild and friend to one of the “most brutal, tragic and horrifying murders in the history of Ireland”.
She added that never in her wildest dreams, did she believe when Keane went missing that they would have to have two burials for him because his body parts were found around the country.
“When Keane died, part of me died. Keane’s life was taken at the age of 17, he was my baby and didn’t get a change to live life. He was only finding his way to becoming an adult,” she said.
She said there are many unanswered questions, including when did Keane realise the intention to kill him, did he suffer, did he try to run away or just call out for her.
“I just hope this evil doesn’t happen to another person,” his mother said.
Ms Woods said the family are now serving a life sentence, adding that she is most vulnerable at home and has to walk by the place of her son’s place of death.