Man Admits Murdering His Sibli...


Man Admits Murdering His Siblings

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

12:28 7 May 2024

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A man has admitted murdering his three siblings in Dublin two years ago.

Andy Cash pleaded guilty this morning to the murders of his two sisters, Lisa and Chelsea; and his brother Christy at the family home in Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght in the early hours of the fourth of September 2022.

Lisa was 18 at the time; twins Chelsea and Christy were just 8.

The court heard harrowing details of how they had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Christy had over 100 wounds.

Through a victim impact statement, read out on behalf of the family, Lisa, Christy and Chelsea were described as most beautiful, kind and loving children in the world.

The statement spoke about the “unbearable heartache and pain” the family now lives with, and how they’ll cherish every memory made with them.

“We will love and miss them forever,” it read.

Andy Cash, who’s now 26, was handed separate life sentences for each of his siblings.

"Unbearable Heartache"

Victim Impact Statement, read out on behalf of the children’s mother, Margaret, and the wider family:

"There is not enough words to describe the pain & hurt that is in our hearts and the pain that we have to live with every second of every day since.

"Our three innocent children were viscously taken from us and that was the day the world stopped turning.

"What is left is our broken family and every day since has been unbearable.

"It's been two birthdays, two Christmas's and two of every occasion that we have spent without them.

"We miss everything about them, hearing their voices, their laughs, the conversations we would have, the games we would play as a family, the hugs and kisses that we won't ever get from them again. The only thing that hurts more than losing them is knowing how much they have missed out on, how they never got to finish school with their friends or learn how to drive a car or get the chance to see the world.

"It's not just what was taken from us that hurts, it's how their whole lives were taken from them, before they even had a chance to live them. Our whole world is gone and there isn't anything that will change it.

"We will live with this unbearable heartache and pain for the rest of our lives.

"There is no amount of time a person can spend in a jail cell that will justify what has happened to our family it was not just three lives that were taken from us that day but six lives.

"We are no longer the people we were when they were alive as we died with them that day. We do not know how to live in this world with out them. It's a struggle we live with every day.

"Lisa, Christy and Chelsea deserved so much more from life, they deserved to grow old and live their lives however they would have chosen to and to have families of their own.

"They were the most beautiful, kind & loving children in the world.

"We will cherish every memory made with them and love and miss them forever."

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