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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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113 - The Passers-by: The murder of Deirdre Mulcahy

113 - The Passers-by: The murder of Deirdre Mulcahy

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In September of 1989, 19 year old Deirdre Mulcahy was heading out for the night to meet her friends in Midleton, Co Cork. She never returned home. The garda investigation into her killing would last years - the court proceedings, however, would not. ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get 40% off your premium subscription for the #1 mental wellness app at calm.com/mens Go grab your trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea ********* 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: Denis McClean, “Girl found bludgeoned to death” in The Evening Press (14 September 1989) p. 1. “Deirdre – whole town is shocked” in The Evening Press(14 September 1989) p. 1. John Murphy, “Girl (19) murdered” in The Evening Echo(14 September 1989) p. 1. John Murphy, “Brutal murder stuns community” in The Cork Examiner (15 September 1989) p. 1 – 2. Tommy Barker, “Gardai probe girl’s last movements” in The Evening Echo (15 September 1989) p. 1. Ken Whelan, “Murder girl’s pal raised alarm” in The Evening Press (15 September 1989) p. 2 Feargal Keane, “Murdered woman ‘took short cut’” in The Irish Press (15 September 1989) p. 4. Dick Cross, “Killer on the loose” in The Irish Independent (15 September 1989) p. 1. Dick Cross, ‘Tearful friends tell of shortcut” in The Irish Independent (15 September 1989) p. 9 “Heart break at Deirdre’s funeral” in The Evening Herald(16 September 1989) p. 2. Dick Cross, “Gardai plea to town on murder girl’s last minutes” in The Irish Independent (16 September 1989) p. 8 John Murphy and Tommy Barker, “Gardai still hunting killer” in The Cork Examiner (16 September 1989) p. 1. For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com

44 mins

10 June Finished

112 - A Terrible Thing: The murder of Marie Buckley

112 - A Terrible Thing: The murder of Marie Buckley

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On 9 November 1970, in the little village of Clonroche, Co Wexford, a young girl went missing. Just a few hours later her body was found dumped in a field not far from her home, and the main street of town. The only certain thing at the outset of the investigation into 9 year old Marie Buckley's murder was that this terrible thing had been done by someone local.  ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get 40% off your premium subscription for the #1 mental wellness app at calm.com/mens Begin compiling your families’ personal histories with Storyworth and get 10% off your first purchase at storyworth.com/rea ********* 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: “Charged with child’s murder” in The Irish Press (8 December 1970) p. 4 “Remand on murder charge” in The Irish Examiner (10 December 1970) p. 18 “Judge warns on murder case delay” in The Irish Press (25 February 1971) p. 5 “Murder case man remanded” in The Irish Press (11 March 1971) p. 9. “Not guilty plea in murder trial” in The Evening Echo(5 July 1971) p. 1 “’A brutal killing’ – court told” in The Evening Herald(5 July 1971) p. 1, 2. “Jury told accused slit his own throat” in The Cork Examiner (6 July 1971) p. 5. “Clonroche murder trial resumes” in The Evening Herald(7 July 1971) p. 1. “Account of girl’s last hours alive” in The Cork Examiner(7 July 1971) p. 11. “Children give evidence in murder trial” in The Irish Press (7 July 1971) p. 7 “Dead girl’s pal tells of visit to secret hide-out” in The Irish Independent (7 July 1971) p. 9 “Murder trial told of conversation with accused” in The Evening Echo (7 July 1971) p. 1 “Murder trial: parents tell of widespread search for their child” in The Evening Herald (8 July 1971) p. 5. “Aunt searched by torchlight” in The Irish Press (8 July 1971) p. 7. “Judge lets dead girl’s parents go” in The Cork Examiner  (8 July 1971) p. 5. “Screams heard, court is told” in The Irish Press (9 July 1971) p. 7. “Garda tells of six-hour clue search” in The Evening Herald (9 July 1971) p.4 “Witness tells court he saw girl with accused man” in The Irish Independent (10 July 1971) p. 5. “Man and child seen at night” in The Irish Press (10 July 1971) p. 4 “Murder trial enters sixth day” in The Evening Echo(13 July 1971) p. 2 “I heard child’s scream – murder trial witness” in The Evening Herald  (13 July 1971) p 2. “Bloodstains on wall. Murder trial told” in The Irish Press (14 July 1971) p . 6 “Scream seemed to be a child’s, court told” in The Irish Independent (14 July 1971) p. 8 “Murder trial told how girl died” in The Irish Independent (15 July 1971) p. 11 “Accused’s wound could have killed” in The Cork Examiner(15 July 1971) p. 5 “Murder trial told of young girl’s injuries” in The Irish Press (15 July 1971) p. 7 “Accused told sergeant he burned clothing” in The Evening Herald (16  July 1971) p. 6 “The scientists give evidence” in The Irish Press (16 July 1971) p. 5. “Evidence in child murder trial” in The Irish Press(16 July 1971) p. 5. “Dead thistles in girl’s dress” in The Irish Independent(16 July 1971) p. 11 “Accused told garda of ‘commotion’” in The Irish Independent (17 July 1971) p. 7 “Burned pants in ashpit” in The Irish Press (17 July 1971) p. 4. “Judge is to sum up today” in The Irish Press (20 July 1971) p. 7 “Defence rests in Clonroche murder trial” in The Irish Independent (20 July 1971) p. 12 “Jury retires in Clonroche murder trial” in The Evening Herald (20 July 1971) p. 6 “Clonroche murder-accused gets life” in The Cork Examiner(21 July 1971) p. 1. “Life jail sentence for Wexford murder” in The Irish Independent (21 July 1971) p 13.

1 hour 6 mins

24 May Finished

111 - Unsolved: The killing of Belinda Pereira

111 - Unsolved: The killing of Belinda Pereira

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On the 29th of December, 1996, Gardai were called to a flat on Liffey St in Dublin city centre. Inside was the body of 26 year old British-Sri Lankan woman, Belinda Pereira, who was staying in Dublin for just a week. The nature of her trip prompted many inches of tabloid fodder. She had come to Dublin in order to carry out sex work.  But the voyeuristic media attention on Belinda's case did not last long.  Sadly, today, her name is all but forgotten.  ************ Join me at CrimeCon Uk on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********** With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Sign up today for a free trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea  Sign up for professional online counselling at betterhelp.com/mens and get 10% off your first month! ********* 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: John Maher, “Parents due to arrive to identify murder victim” in The Irish Times (1 January 1997) p. 4. Stephen Rae, “New 'Flying Squad' ready to smash the crime lords” in The Evening Herald  (4 January 1997) p. 2. “New breakthrough in search for killer” in The Evening Herald  (4 January 1997) p. 36. Mike McNiffe and Joanne McElgunn, “Greedy pimps who cashed in on Belinda's life” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p.p. 2-3. Ben Proctor, “£3000 for sex trip to Ireland” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 2. “Bank manager's love for hooker” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 4-5. Joanne McElgunn, “Sex trade is terrified” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p.p. 4-5. Susan McKay, “The high price of selling sex” in The Sunday Tribune   (5 January 1997) p. 11. Tom Cooney, “Prostitutes are flesh and blood just like we are” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 8 John Lee, “Dublin's high-tech call girls go mobile” in The Sunday Independent  (5 January 1997) p. 12. “The pimp who ran Belinda brothel” in The Sunday World  (5 January 1997) p. 1, 2, 3. Mike McNiffe and Joanne McElgunn, “Find my girl's savage killer” in The Sunday World  (5 January) p.p. 1 – 5, 8. Frank Khan, “Murder victim's lifestyle big shock” in The Sunday Independent  (5 January 1997) p. 3. John Maher, 'Sri Lankan parents identify body of murdered woman” in The Irish Times (6 January 1997) p. 7. Annemaria McEneaney, “Gardai sift statements for call girl death clues” in The Irish Independent  (6 January 1997) p. 9. “Belinda: Gardai hunt for clues” in The Evening Herald  (6 January 1997) p. 6. Stephen Rae, “Call girl killer: hunt in Britain” in The Evening Herald  (8 January 1997) p. 16 Stephen Rae, “Gardai appeal for information” in The Evening Herald  (9 January 1997) p. 1 “Picture of victim released” in The Irish Times  (10 January 1997) p. 4. Tom Reddy, “Gardai release slain call girl photo” in The Irish Independent  (10 January 1997) p. 4. “Call girl killed 'for her money'” in The Evening Herald   (10 January 1997) p. 18 “Cash clue to killing” in The Irish Independent   (11 January 1997) p. 9 Joanne McElgunn, “Slain hooker's diary names celeb clients” in The Sunday World  (12 January 1997) p. 4. Joanne McElgunn, “Inside the sleazy world of Irelands pimps and prostitutes” in The Sunday World  (19 January 1997) pp 30-31. Liz Walsh, “Pereira 'was not killed by one of her clients” in The Sunday Tribune  (19 January 1997) p. 14 Liz Walsh and Susan McKay, “Anonymous 'Asian beauty' died as she lived” in The Sunday Tribune  (19 January 1997) p. 14. Liz Walsh, “Pereira 'was not killed by one of her clients” in The Sunday Tribune  (19 January 1997) p. 14. Jim Cusack, “Murder probe told of severe beating of prostitute” in The Irish Times  (20 January 1997) p. 11. “UK pimps 'protect' coloured hookers” in The Sunday World  (26 January 1997) p. 2. Joanne McElgunn, “Pimp suspect in hooker slaying flees to Britain” in The Sunday World  (26 January 1997) p. 35. Joanne McElgunn, “50 clients of dead vice girl talk to cops” in The Sunday World  (9 February 1997) p. 32 Stephen Rae, “'Game' that can end in murder” in The Evening Herald  (10 February 1997) p.p. 16-7. Richard balls, “Inquest on murdered woman adjourned” in The Irish Times (19 April 1997) p. 4. “Call-girl inquest is put back for probe” in The Irish Independent   (19 April 1997) p. 4. “Coroner adjourns Pereira inquest” in The Irish Times   (17 April 1998) p. 4. Stephen Rae, “Sex ring smashed” in The Evening Herald   (19 February 1998) p. 1, 2. Jerome Reilly, “Belinda Pereira: the secret life that led to her lonely death” in The Irish Independent  (18 April 1998) p. 31. Kitty Holland and Conor Lally, “The sad life and death of Sinead Kelly” in The Sunday Tribune  (28 June 1998) p. 10 Paul Williams, Mike McNiffe and Joanne McElgunn, “Red-light nutter could kill again” in The Sunday World  (28 June 1998) p. 4. “Appeal for information on killing” in The Irish Times  (30 July 1998) p. 7. Catherine Cleary, “400 questioned over murder” in The Irish Times  (30 July 1998) p. 7. Billy Foley, “Young prostitute killed by repeated blows to her head” in The Irish Independent  (30 July 1998) p. 6. Catherine Cleary, “Reward for news of murders” in The Irish Times  (1 August 1998) p. 5 Eugene Moloney, “Drug dealer is held in probe of canal murder” in The Irish Independent  (1 August 1998) p. 7. “Ciara's case is on list” in The Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal  (7 August 1998) p. 7. Stephen Rae, “Prostitute murdered over £850 drug debt say gardai” in The Irish Independent  (7 August 1998) p. 3. “New plea on murdered prostitute” in The Sunday World  (25 October 1998) p. 2. Lara MacMillan. “A magazine that's more 'out' then 'in'” in The Evening Herald(  12 August 1999) p. 19. Jerome Reilly, “Ireland's sex industry: the crackdown begins” in The Irish Independent  (21 August 1999) p. 31. Eilis O'Hanlon, “We can't blame 'In Dublin' for murder” in The Sunday Independent   (22 August 1999) p. 4. Jim Cusack and Judith Crosbie “Garda appeal over abduction and rape of prostitute” in The Irish Times  (27 September 2000) p. 4 “Murder re-lived” in The Evening Herald  (18 October 2005) p. 17. Eugene Moloney, “Gardai renew witness appeal in hunt for prostitute’s killer” in The Irish Independent  (18 December 2006) p. 3. Tom Brady, “Cold case investigators confident of breakthrough” in The Irish Independent  (28 November 2007) p. 11. “Appeal for information – Murder of Belinda Pereira on the 29/12/1996” Garda Press office  https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/press-releases/2014/december/appeal-for-information-murder-of-belinda-pereira-on-the-29-12-1996.html  (December 2014) “Gardai renew appeal in Belinda Pereira case” in The Irish Examiner https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30656044.html  (28 December 2014) Jim Cusack, “Belinda killer's remorse could lead to case breakthrough” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/belinda-killers-remorse-could-lead-to-case-breakthrough-30880436.html  (3 January 2015) Michael Doyle, “Cead Mile Murder: The most well known cases over the past 25 years where people came to Ireland looking for a better life – but met a tragic end” in The Irish Sun https://www.thesun.ie/news/1599745/the-most-well-known-cases-over-the-past-25-years-where-people-came-to-ireland-looking-for-a-better-life-but-met-a-tragic-end/ (29 September 2017)

38 mins

16 May Finished

110 - Too Little, Too Late: The murder of Amanda Jenkins

110 - Too Little, Too Late: The murder of Amanda Jenkins

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Amanda Jenkins was the sort of person who looked for the good in everyone. She was just 27 years old when she was found dead on her bedroom floor.  It had taken very little for the bad to emerge in someone Amanda had loved and trusted.  ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********* With thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Get 40% off your premium subscription for the #1 mental wellness app at calm.com/mens  ********* 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: Nicola Anderson, “Mother flees court as grim details of daughter’s death too much to bear” in The Irish Independent (6 November 2008) p. 12. Aoife Finneran, “Accused drank bottle of vodka ‘to block out what I had done’” in The Evening Herald (6 November 2008) p. 2. Bronagh Murphy, “Accused went drinking after killing girlfriend” in The Irish Examiner (6 November 2008) p. 10. Aoife Finneran, “Boyfriend told gardai ‘999 call could have saved her’” in The Evening Herald (7 November 2008) p. 29. Bronagh Murphy, “Jury out in case of man who killed girlfriend”, in The Irish Independent (7 November 2008) p. 4. Bronagh Murphy, “Evidence concludes against man accused of murder” in The Irish Examiner (7 November 2008) p. 10. “Man told gardai he killed girlfriend” in The Irish Times (7 November 2008) p. 4. Bronagh Murphy, “Girlfriend murder trial jury is sent to hotel” in The Irish Independent (8 November 2008) p. 4. “Murder trial jury sent to hotel” in The Irish Examiner (8 November 2008) p. 12. Bronagh Murphy, “Strangler boyfriend jailed for life” in The Sunday Independent (9 November 2008) p. 4. Jason O’Brien, “Family begged Amanda to leave her killer boyfriend” in The Irish Independent (10 November 2008) p. 14. Jason O’Brien, “Murderer did jail time for role in botched armed republican raid” in The Irish Independent (10 November 2008) p. 14. Conor Lally, “Jailed for life over partner’s murder” in The Irish Times (10 November 2008) p. 4 Conor Lally, “Real IRA member who has history of violence” in The Irish Times (10 November 2008) p. 4. Conor Feehan, “Mandy would’ve adopted me if it wasn’t for Carney’s criminal past, says teen” in The Evening Herald (17 November 2008) p. 6. Alan O’Keefe, “Photos of dead Amanda should never have been shown to jury, appeal told” in The Evening Herald (12 October 2010) p. 26. “Man’s murder appeal fails” in The Irish Examiner (5 July 2011) p. 8 Stephen Breen, “Depraved killer who murdered innocent woman before going on two-day cocaine binge makes third bid for freedom” in The Irish Sun  https://www.thesun.ie/news/5851815/depraved-stephen-carney-amanda-jenkins-third-freedom-bid/(8 September 2020). Gerry Hand, “Cruel Murder: Mum of tragic Amanda Jenkins says her killer should not be given parole” in The Sunday World  https://www.sundayworld.com/news/irish-news/mum-of-tragic-amanda-jenkins-says-her-killer-should-not-be-given-parole-39823377.html  (4 December 2020) Paul Healy, “Heartbroken mum of slain Amanda Jenkins says plan to jail killers longer ‘too little too late’” in The Irish Mirror https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/heartbroken-mum-slain-amanda-jenkins-26577761 (29 March 2022) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com

41 mins

26 April Finished

109 - No Air: The Murder of Csaba Orsos

109 - No Air: The Murder of Csaba Orsos

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On the morning of 26th March, 2013, a car entered the water at Arklow pier. Only one of it's occupants emerged from the freezing, rough water. Was it a terrible accident? Or a plan to murder? Additional writing, research and editorial support from Eileen MacFarlene ********* Join me at CrimeCon UK on June 11-12 in London 2022! Head to crimecon.co.uk and use the code MENSREA for 10% off (and to let them know I sent you!) ********* 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! Go grab your trial of Noom – the habit changing app for a healthier you! Find it at noom.com/mensrea Begin compiling your families' personal histories with Storyworth and get 10% off your first purchase at storyworth.com/rea ********* 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: Mark Hilliard and Conor Lally, “Body found in search for a man after car drive off Arklow pier” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/body-found-in-search-for-man-after-car-drives-off-arklow-pier-1.1339098 (26 March 2013) Ken Foy and Conor Feehan, “Tragic pier plunge man had 'inundated woman with calls'” in The Evening Herald (27 March 2013) p. 1, 6. Tom Brady and Luke Byrne, “Man dies after car crashes through quayside barrier” in The Irish Independent (27 March 2013) p. 5. Nicola Anderson, “Woman in pier car plunge out of hospital” in The Irish Independent (28 March 2013) p. 18 Niall O'Connor “Pier victims car for sale to fly him home” in The Evening Herald (3 April 2013) p. 8 Niall O'Connor, “Brother's agony as car drowning victim laid to rest” in The Evening Herald (9 April 2013) p. 25 Christopher McKinley, “Woman released after questioning over Arklow death” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/woman-released-after-questioning-over-arklow-death-1.1484201 (3 August 2013) Ken Foy, “Woman quizzed over car death plunge mystery” in The Evening Herald (3 August 2013) p. 8. Tim O'Brien, “Woman charged with murder of Csaba Orsos in Co Wicklow” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/woman-charged-with-murder-of-csaba-orsos-in-co-wicklow-1.1958963 (10 October 2014) Ken Foy, “Woman (27) charged with Arklow harbour murder” in The Evening Herald (10 October 2014) p. 4“Woman on trial for murdering man by driving him into harbour” in  The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/woman-on-trial-for-murdering-man-by-driving-him-into-harbour-1.2711103 (5 July 2016) For a full list of sources, please see mensreapod.com

1 hour 2 mins

11 April Finished

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