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Mother of murdered children calls for minimum sentences for serious crimes

Jul 29, 2022 09:07 By Shannonside News
Mother of murdered children calls for minimum sentences for serious crimes Mother of murdered children calls for minimum sentences for serious crimes
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Kathleen lost her sons Eoghan and Ruairi in 2013.

The mother of two murdered children is calling for Ireland to introduce minimum sentences for serious crimes.

It comes on the ninth anniversary of the deaths of Kathleen Chada's two sons.

10-year-old Eoghan and five-year-old Ruairi were brutally murdered in Co Mayo by their father, Sanjeev.

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He could be released from prison after only 12 years - but the government is considering allowing judges to set minimum sentences of 20 or 30 years.

Kathleen Chada, from Carlow, welcomes that:

 

If the judge had been in a position to say two life sentences to serve a minimum of something like 25 to 30 years.

At least then there is a figure on it and you know nothing can happen and nothing can change between now and that date

So it gives a little bit of comfort or it would have given me a little bit of comfort.

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