The man who was arrested for the murder of Ashling Murphy has been left “traumatized” and is “living in fear”.
The 40-year-old’s attorney, Donald Farrelly, made the claim after Gardai confirmed on Thursday night that he is no longer being treated as a suspect and has been removed from their investigations.
He was wiped out after police recovered evidence not linking him to horrible crime.
Detectives are now hoping the evidence they have recovered – including CCTV and forensic items – can be used to bring the real culprit to justice.
Follow rplease from guardian Garda on Thursday night, the man was taken to a safe location with his mother, grandmother and sister.
They were moved by officers after his image and name were falsely shared on social media platforms claiming he was Ashling’s killer.
Mr. Farrelly said: “My clients are not only afraid for themselves but also for their families.
“Although he has been completely exonerated by Gardai, he is concerned that some people may still not believe him.
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“He is grateful that Gardai vindicates him and while he finds it difficult to detain him, they have treated him with respect.
“At every point during the interview process, he maintained his chastity.
“He also wants to sympathize with Ashling’s family and will do anything to help them.
“My client has been defamed on social media and some horrible comments have been made against him as he is a completely innocent man.
“This case clearly shows how important the presumption of innocence is in our society.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8208578/tullamore-ashling-murphy-murder-man-released/ Man arrested for killing Ashling Murphy ‘traumatized and ‘lives in fear’ after police released him