Keane Mulready-Woods' mother has told the Special Criminal Court about the grief and suffering she and her family have felt since her teenage son was murdered.
Her victim impact statement was read out at the sentence hearing of two men who facilitated the criminal organisation that carried out the gruesome murder.
Keane Mulready-Woods was reported missing on January 13th 2020.
In the days that followed, some of his dismembered remains were found in two Dublin locations. Over one year later, more body parts were found in a sports bag near where he was murdered at Rathmullen Park in Drogheda.
Paul Crosby and Gerard Cruise were both living in Rathmullen Park at the time.
Crosby admitted bringing Keane to the house where he was killed. Cruise drove them there but claimed he didn’t know what was going to happen inside.
Cruise also accepted buying a red van and collecting false number plates which were put on a car used to move Keane’s dismembered remains.
Again, he insisted he didn’t know what they were to be used for.
In her victim impact statement, Keane’s mother, Elizabeth, said words couldn’t describe the loss of her son to one of the most brutal and horrific murders in the history of the state. She said the family still had unanswered questions, like whether or not he suffered, and at what point he knew he was going to be killed.
Crosby and Cruise will be sentenced next month.
Reporting by Frank Greaney