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Mens Rea: A true crime podcast

Podcast Series Mens Rea: A true crime podcast

Mens Rea is the legal principle of intent that must be proved in a number of crimes, such as murder. It means literally, "guilty mind". Mens Rea Podcast explores the most notorious crimes from Ireland and the UK and the court cases that followed. Join your host, Sinead, every fortnight when a new case is discussed.

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118 - Raonaid Murray (from the Guilt Trip Archives)

118 - Raonaid Murray (from the Guilt Trip Archives)

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On the night of the 3rd of September 1999, Raonaid Murray was walking home through Dun Laoghaire and Glenageary in South Dublin. As she took a short cut through a quiet laneway, she was attacked. Her murder has never been solved. Research Assistance for this episode by Eileen MacFarlene ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music: Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: Rainy in Glenageary Dir. Graham Jones (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2kjsm11_t4&t=1282s "Is this the man who stabbed teenager Raonaid to death?; Photofit clue in hunt for murderer.." The Free Library. 1999 MGN LTD 12 Nov. 2020 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/IS+THIS+THE+MAN+WHO+STABBED+TEENAGER+RAONAID+TO+DEATH%3f%3b+Photofit+clue...-a060407424 Paul Williams, “Dwyer not involved in Raonaid's murder” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/dwyer-not-involved-in-raonaids-murder-31101257.html(28 March 2015) Mick McCaffrey, “Litany of mistakes made in Raonaid Murray case” in The Sunday Tribune http://www.tribune.ie/news/article/2009/aug/09/litany-of-mistakes-made-in-raonaid-murray-case/ (9 August 2009) Jack Quann, “Raonaid Murray's family appeal for information on 21st anniversary of her murder” from Newstalk.ie https://www.newstalk.com/news/raonaid-murrays-family-appeal-information-21st-anniversary-murder-1071012(4 September 2020) Emma McMenamy, “Former detective 'convinced' Raonaid Murray knew her killer and t may have been a female” from DublinLive.ie https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/former-detective-convinced-raonaid-murray-18850967(30 August 2020) Ronan McGreevy, “Gardai renew appeal to find killer of Dublin teenager Raonaid Murray” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/garda%C3%AD-renew-appeal-to-find-killer-of-dublin-teenager-raonaid-murray-1.4346174 (3 September 2020) “Inquest: Raonaid fatal wounds” in The Evening Herald(3 November 1999) p. 7. “Inquest is adjourned” in The Evening Herald (2 November 2000) p. 20 Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Raonaid_Murray With thanks to Eileen MacFarlene from Crimelapse for research assistance for this episode! Sources – Raonaid Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2kjsm11_t4 - Rainy in Glenageary https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/772512693588819971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBDXVTNJ4ek https://www.todayfm.com/news/gardai-renew-appeal-information-murder-raonaid-murray-20th-anniversary-900893?fbclid=IwAR3Ep5def4gHCGxuJgWRNJSKSZnoMCM1JKwi8lBYUmVK_Mjgh1fLcNJ_DPQ Irish Times Newspaper articles https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/garda%C3%AD-renew-appeal-to-find-killer-of-dublin-teenager-raonaid-murray-1.4346174 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/20-years-on-parents-of-raonaid-murray-appeal-for-help-to-catch-her-killer-1.4007558 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/come-out-from-the-shadows-raonaid-murray-family-addresses-killer-20-years-after-murder-1.4007415 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/the-last-hours-of-jastine-valdez-and-her-killer-mark-hennessy-1.3508349 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda%C3%AD-appeal-for-information-on-raonaid-murray-murder-1.2778668 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/dwyer-case-garda%C3%AD-may-question-killer-on-serious-crimes-1.2157835 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/inquest-finds-teenager-unlawfully-killed-1.1251501 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/teen-murder-in-1999-still-being-investigated-inquest-told-1.669695 https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/letter-from-raonaid-suspect-yields-crucial-break-26225070.html https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/brutal-murder-has-mystified-gardai-and-terrified-people-in-seaside-town-1.226249 https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/net-begins-to-close-on-raonaids-killer-as-photofit-man-is-named-26260869.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/did-a-jealous-love-rival-kill-raonaid-34907183.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/just-like-a-normal-teenager-she-raved-about-george-michaels-music-kept-her-favourite-teddy-bear-on-her-bed-talked-of-seeing-the-world-and-was-frequently-five-minutes-late-turning-up-for-her-shift-at-the-shop-26138107.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Raonaid_Murray#Cold_case_investigation https://www.broadsheet.ie/2016/02/04/an-overlooked-suspect/ https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/did-a-jealous-love-rival-kill-raonaid-34907183.html https://www.irishtimes.com/news/raonaid-s-friends-grieve-for-promise-brutally-terminated-1.224919 https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/raonaid-murray-knew-killer-says-12059574 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/DID+KILLER+WRECK+RAONAID%27S+GRAVE%3F%3B+Mum+seeks+probe+into+theft+of...-a086118751 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/End+our+misery%3B+Raonaid+Murray%27s+parents+new+plea+to+catch+killer...-a0206812908

28 mins

21 November Finished

117 - The Burden They Carry: The murder of Marie Kilmartin

117 - The Burden They Carry: The murder of Marie Kilmartin

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In December of 1993, 35 year old Marie Kilmartin got a phone call. Then, she left her house and never returned. Marie's body was recovered some six months later, in a bog 25 km from her home in Portlaoise. She had been strangled. Why would anyone want to hurt this friendly, vulnerable woman? ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music: Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Missing person” in The Cork Examiner (22 December 1993) p. 24. “Missing woman appeal” in The Irish Press (22 December 1993) p. 4 “Missing woman” in The Nationalist (24 December 1993) p. 7 “Search continues for missing Portlaoise woman” in The Leinster Express (25 December 1993) p 1 “Portlaoise woman still missing” in The Leinster Express (1 January 1994) p. 1. “Portlaoise woman still missing” in The Leinster Express(8 January 1994) p. 4. “Gardai call for information on missing woman” in The Evening Echo (12 January 1994) p. 9 “Missing woman” in The Irish Independent (29 January 1994) p. 4 Don Lavery, “Bid to identify woman’s body found in bog drain” in The Evening Herald (11 June 1994) p. 1 “Woman’s body in bog sparks murder inquiry” in The Evening Herald (13 June 1994) p. 4. Paulette O’Connor, “Probe as body found in bog” in The Irish Press (13 June 1994) p. 2 “Murder hunt for killer of woman left in bog” in The Irish Press (14 June 1994) p. 2 “Mystery phone caller sought” in The Irish Press (14 June 1994) p. 2 Stephen Rae, “Murdered girl knew killer say gardai” in The Evening Herald (14 June 1994) p.2. Eilish O’Regan, “Care worker was ‘in distress’” in The Irish Independent (14 June 1994) p. 7 “Midlands woman was murdered” in The Cork Examiner (14 June 1994) p. 3 Mairead Carey, “Anguish in Galway at funeral of slain woman” in The Irish Press (15 June 1994) p. 10 Barry O’Kelly, “Gardai are following strong lead in bog case” in The Irish Press (15 June 1994) p. 10. Eamon Timmins, “Gardai follow murder leads” in The Cork Examiner (15 June 1994) p. 5 “Murder hunt as woman’s body is found in bog drain” in The Westmeath Independent (17 June 1994) p. 10 “Kilmartin family thank Gardai and public” in The Westmeath Independent (17 June 1994) p. 10 “Ballinasloe and Athlone mourns tragic death of Marie Kilmartin” in The Westmeath Independent (17 June 1994) p.p. 1, 10 Harry Casey, “Definite line of enquiry in death of Marie” in The Connacht Tribune (17 June 1994) p. 1, 10. “No developments in Kilmartin murder hunt” in The Offaly Independent (24 June 1994) p. 15 Stephen Rae, “Two men held over body-in-bog killing” in The Evening Herald (25 June 1994) p. 1 “Men are released” in The Cork Examiner (27 June 1994) p. 2. “Murder probes proceed” in The Connacht Tribune (1 July 1994) p. 20 “Bog death probe” in The Irish Independent (28 July 1994) p. 3 “Kilmartin inquest adjourned” in The Leinster Express(6 August 1994) p. 40 “Murderer still at large” in The Leinster Express (31 December 1994) p. 19 “Woman in bog drain ‘strangled’” in The Evening Herald(15 June 1995) p 4. “Woman was strangled inquest told” in The Nationalist(23 June 1995) p 5 “Murder investigation continuing, inquest told” in The Leinster Express (24 June 1995) p. 11 “Marie’s murder – no link, Supt.” In The Nationalist(26 April 1996) p 13 Peter Teach “Laois/Offaly crime goes against trend” in The Nationalist (9 August 1996) p. 7 Cormac Looney, “New reward in bid to trace Jo Jo” in The Evening Herald (9 November 2005) p. 26 Cormac O’Keefe, “Appeal for information on dead and missing women” in The Irish Examiner (10 November 2005) p 7 Cormac Looney, “’Wolfman’ to face Marie murder quiz” in The Evening Herald (15 November 2005) p. 2 Darren O’Loughlin, “Renewed appeal on Kilmartin murder” in The Leinster Express (16 November 2005) p 6-7 Cormac Looney, “No leads found in search for missing women” in The Evening Herald (30 December 2005) p. 16-17. Dara deFaoite, “Aine bids to solve mum’s murder” in The Irish Independent (16 December 2006) p. 12 Mary Regan, “Search for birth mother turns to hunt for her killer” in the Irish Examiner (16 December 2006) Ryan Dunne, “Who killed Marie Kilmartin 13 years ago?” in The Leinster Express (20 December 2006) p. 2-3. Jane Last, “Gardai reopen murder probe” in The Evening Herald (25 April 2007) p 23 Jim Cusack, “How can my mother’s killer live a normal life?” in The Sunday Independent (11 November 2007) p. 8 Conor Ganly, “gardai renew appeal in Kilmartin case” in The Leinster Express (20 February 2008) p 5 Alan O’Keefe, “Three still held over 1993 killing of Marie” in The Evening Herald (22 September 2008) p 17 Eimear Ni Bhraonain, “Three held over 1993 abduction and murder of woman” in The Irish Independent (23 September 2008) p. 4. Tom Brady, “No case will be forgotten promises garda chief” in The Irish Independent (23 September 2008) p. 4 Cormac O’Keefe, “Three held in 15-year-old murder case” in The Irish Examiner (23 September 2008) p 5 Cormac Ganly, “Kilmartin suspects quizzed” in The Leinster Express (24 September 2008) p. 1, 4. Eimear Ni Bhraonain, “Gardai release three quizzed on 1993 murder” in The Irish Independent (24 September 2008) p. 6 Michelle Hogan, “Cold case probe into horror Laois murder” in The Leinster Express (13 August 2019) p. 6 Michelle McDonagh, “On the trail of a killer” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/on-the-trail-of-a-killer-1.1290245 (16 January 2007). Barry Cummins, Missing (Dublin: Gill Books, YEAR) pp 34-44

41 mins

8 November Finished

116 - Tom Clisham's Body

116 - Tom Clisham's Body

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In December of 1997, 53 year old bachelor farmer Tom Clisham was found dead in his cottage in Galway. He hadn't been seen in some time, and his body was in such a bad state no visual identification could be made. It seemed some sort of fight had occurred in his home - but over what, Gardai had no clue. Who killed Tom Clisham? ********* Find us on Facebook or Twitter! With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! Donate today to get access to bonus and ad-free episodes! Check out the Mens Rea Merch Store! ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Music: Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ********* Sources: “Murder probe as body found mutilated by dogs in home” in The Evening Herald (5 December 1997) p. 6. Kevin Moore, “West awakening to a brutal new reality” in The Sunday Independent (7 December 1997) p. 6. “Nephew up on harm charge” in The Irish Independent(9 December 1997) p. 7. “Farm accused refused bail” in The Irish Independent(16 December 1997) p. 7. “No bail for man linked to dead farmer” in The Irish Independent (20 December 1997) p. 6. Brian MacDonald, “Judge protests at lack of aid for prisoner” in The Irish Independent (6 January 1998) p. 4. John Kilraine, “New charges over killing” in The Irish Independent (30 January 1998) p. 8. “Charged with uncle’s murder” in The Evening Herald(18 March 1998) p. 17. Ray Managh, “Murder threat to witness, court told” in The Irish Independent (9 April 1998) p. 13. Rita O’Reilly, “Murder trial told of violent assault inside remote house” in The Irish Independent (20 January 1999) p. 6 Rita O’Reilly, “Victim ‘too mutilated for identification’” in The Irish Independent (21 January 1999) p. 7 “Nephew ‘prodded deceased in neck with broken bottle’” in The Irish Independent (22 January 1999) p. 10. Rita O’Reilly, ‘Murder accused threatened to kill me, says witness” in The Irish Independent (23 January 1999) p. 4. “Witness denies changing story” in The Irish Independent(26 January 1999) p. 6. Rita O’Reilly, “Dole not collected for weeks, murder trial told” in The Irish Independent (27 January 1999) p 6. Rita O’Reilly, “Pathologist says tied-up corpse was strangled” in The Irish Independent (28 January 1999) p. 6. “Jury absent for legal discussion” in The Irish Times(29 January 1999) p. 6. “Legal arguments in murder trial” in The Irish Times(3 February 1999) p. 4. “Man accused of murdering uncle said he could not remember killing, jury told” in The Irish Times (5 February 1999) p. 4. Suzanne MacManus, “Body eaten by animals, murder trial told” in The Irish Independent (6 February 1999) p. 16 “man denies having sex with uncle he is accused of killing” in The Irish Times (9 February 1999) p. 4. Suzanne MacManus, “Whiskey ‘turns accused into monster’” in The Irish Independent (9 February 1999) p. 5. Stephen Ross, “Sex crime claim at murder trial” in The Evening Herald (9 February 1999) p. 12 “Man accused of murder was told it was a sexual crime, defence claims” in The Irish Times (10 February 1999) p. 4. “Murder accused ‘told he was gay’ jury hears” in The Irish Independent (10 February 1999) p. 4 Suzanne MacManus, “Accused ‘admitted murder to garda” in The Evening Herald (11 February 1999) p. 9 Rita O’Reilly, “Body probably farmer, tests show” in The Irish Independent (11 February 1999) p. 4. “Blood on body ‘link to accused’” in The Irish Independent (12 February 1999) p. 4 Suzanne McManus, “Murder accused ‘left mark on wall’” in The Irish Independent (13 February 1999) p. 7. “Publican says he saw murder victim in bar” in The Irish Times (16 February 1999) p. 4. Suzanne MacManus, “Garda ‘made me alter statement’” in The Irish Independent (17 February 1999) p. 4 “Woman tells trial of being asked to change statement” in The Irish Times (17 February 1999) p. 18. “Witness in murder trial a ‘liar’ says defence” in The Irish Times (19 February 1999) p. 11. Suzanne MacManus, “Jury clears man accused of murdering his uncle” in The Irish Independent (20 February 1999) p. 4. Cathal O’Shea, “I had nothing to do with my pal Tom’s murder” in The Sunday World (28 February 1999) p.p. 10-11 Damien Lane, “A jury found me innocent but people at home still think I killed Uncle Tom” in The Sunday World (22 August 1999) p. 8-9 Brian McDonald, “’Witness coerced’ claim is scurrilous says garda” in The Irish Independent (12 February 2000) p. 7

52 mins

24 October Finished

Introducing - Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper

Introducing - Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper

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Here’s a preview of Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper. Over a single week in February 1942, a depraved serial killer stalked London’s dark and WWII bomb-ravaged streets, hunting for victims in the city’s bars and clubs. But the victims of the so-called Blackout Ripper are now all but forgotten. Using new research from police files, court transcripts and exhaustive genealogical studies, season 2 of Hallie Rubenhold’s Bad Women reconstructs the lives of the women The Blackout Ripper brutally attacked and murdered and examines why their deaths were swept from view. Listen to Bad Women at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/bwblackout?sid=rea.

16 mins

18 October Finished

Introducing - The ReWatcher: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Introducing - The ReWatcher: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos! Your favourite Morbid hosts Ash and Alaina are branching out from true crime and heading to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch podcast! Alaina is a Buffy superfan and Ash has never watched a single episode, so whether you’re Team Angel, Team Spike, or have no clue who those people are…they’ve got you covered! Join them each week as they slay their way through the series, episode by episode, re-watching, and watching for the very first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her friends adventures through weekly recaps, categories, and awards while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next. They'll also welcome the occasional Buffy cast member, guest star, or celebrity superfan to join in the slaying. Listen to The ReWatcher: http://wondery.fm/MR_ReWatcher

4 mins

5 October Finished

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