THE pain and suffering of those whose lives were turned upside down by the brutal quadruple murder perpetrated by John Geary in Newcastle West in November 2010 was made distressingly clear by their victim impact statements this week.
This callous, barbaric act was one of the worst crimes every committed on Limerick soil.
For the loved ones of the four victims, life can never be remotely the same again, for the wounds are far too deep. Thankfully, justice was done in court with the jailing of Geary for life, and it was deeply important that relatives of Sarah Hines and her children Reece and Amy, and Alicia Brough, were allowed to tell the world in detail how one man’s savage actions have devastated the lives of so many.
“Every day is a struggle,” said Sarah’s mother Avena. Limerick wishes her nothing but good now, along with all affected by that dreadful day.