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Remembering Stolen Lives - Sarah, Alica, Reece and Amy

Posted on November 27, 2014

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Sarah, aged 25 and her children Reece (3) and Amy (5 months) and her friend Alicia (20).

Sarah Hines was aged 25 when she was murdered in her own home alongside her two little children, Reece aged 3 and Amy, just 5 months old.  Her friend, Alicia Bough aged 20 who was visiting was also killed.  All four victims were violently stabbed to death in Newcastle West, Limerick on Monday 15th November 2010.  Sarah and her children had recently moved to a new home and were settling in well after she ended her relationship with John Geary. Sarah was described by her family and someone who ‘lit up the world’. Sarah’s ex-partner John Geary was arrested on 16th November. He was later charged in connection with all four deaths and was remanded in custody.  

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Day Three: One in every two female homicide victims murdered by partner or ex-partner.

Posted on November 27, 2014

Day 3

Of the 204 women murdered in Ireland since 1996, 78 women (53% of resolved cases) were killed by those closest to them - a current or former husband, partner or boyfriend.  That is 1 in every 2 women killed in Ireland by a current or former intimate partner where the case has been resolved.

Threats to kills and attempts to kill are a common feature of domestic violence and leave many women living in a constant state of fear. The tragic reality is that some women pay the ultimate price of their lives.

Research conducted in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK has found that killing by a partner is the form of homicide which most women are most at risk of.

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