Episode 5 – Rachel O’Reilly

 

In October of 2004, Rachel O’Reilly was brutally attacked in her North County Dublin home. Initially, the Gardai treated the crime as a burglary gone wrong, but soon it became clear that this was no random attack. Her husband, Joe O’Reilly, appeared in the media appealing for information about his wife’s death, and given his strange demeanour, the public began to question, who really was responsible for the murder of Rachel O’Reilly?

 

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Theme music: “I’ll do the Time” by Nick Jaina

 

Sources:

Friel, Jenny “The Suspect: The Story of Rachel O’Reilly’s Murder” (Dunboyne, Maverick House: 2007).

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/joe-o-reilly-loses-attempt-to-challenge-conviction-for-murdering-wife-1.2207771

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/dumped-wifekiller-joe-oreilly-gets-twohour-prison-visit-from-exlover-35672679.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/supreme-court/joe-o-reilly-cannot-bring-appeal-over-murder-conviction-court-rules-1.2874089

Dateline: The Murder of Rachel O’Reilly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNfTPGzgMhQ)