Double-murderer Malcolm Macarthur spoke out for the first time about the “weird, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented” (GUBU) events in 1982.
p until now he has refused to give an interview on the basis that it is one of the conditions for him to be released from prison.
Dublin author Mark O’Connell spent “countless hours conversing with Macarthur – interviews that went from confession to evasion”, according to his publishers. his book, Violence themewill be released next summer.
Macarthur (77 years old) never explained the motive for the two murders he committed in August 1982 or why he took refuge in Patrick Connolly’s apartment in Dalkey, Co Dublin, was the attorney general at the time.
Macarthur, a well-spoken man with a bow tie, beat nurse Bridie Gargan to death with a baton while stealing her car in Phoenix Park, Dublin. He then shot and killed Donald Dunne, after pretending to want to buy a handgun from the Offaly farmer.
After his arrest, Macarthur admitted to killing Bridie Gargan, but was never charged in relation to Mr. He served 30 years in prison, becoming one of the longest “survivors” before being released in 2012.
Soon after, he appeared at the book premiere of John Banville, who loosely based the novel. Book of evidence about Macarthur’s story. Five years later, Macarthur mingled with lawyers and politicians at the launch of former attorney general Alan Shatter’s book.
The 40th anniversary of the GUBU incident has now led to a renewed international focus on the scandal that embroiled the government of Charles Haughey.
In the announcement of the publication of O’Connell’s Violence theme, the publishers say that “through their intense exchanges and O’Connell’s independent reporting, a pair of undisclosed narratives: a compelling account of Macarthur’s crimes and one of Macarthur’s crimes.” the study of the vague boundary between truth and invention. We come to see not only the brutality of the murders but also the damage caused when a life is brought into the story.”
The writer tweeted last week that “it feels pretty weird to finally talk about it now, after two years of not saying anything publicly. It’s a very different genre of book for me, and I think that’s the best thing I’ve done.”
He declined to comment on independence sunday.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/malcolm-macarthur-breaks-his-silence-on-gubu-murders-of-1982-42158155.html Malcolm Macarthur ‘breaks silence’ on GUBU murder in 1982