The daughter of a man who was slain in his home by his wife, 23-years ago, has said she will never be able to forgive her mother.
Veronica McGrath and her daughter now reside in the rural dwelling in Co. Westmeath where her father, Brian McGrath met his violent end.
Ms McGrath told the Irish Independent that she currently has nowhere else to live.
"It's very hard but I'm lucky I'm here. I just try to keep the house warm for my girl and the neighbors and local sergeant are good to us," she said.
In 1987, Veronica’s mother, Vera and her then fiancé Colin Pinder killed Brian Mc Grath before burying the body in a shallow grave in the back garden. They later tried to dispose of the body in a bonfire at the family home in Lower Coole, Co Westmeath.
It was Veronica’s evidence that tipped off the Irish police about her dad’s disappearance six years after the murder.
Pinder (47) was was sentenced to nine years for manslaughter last Tuesday and Vera McGrath is currently serving a life sentence for the murder.
Veronica said will will “never be able to forgive” her mother.
"I won't be able to forgive her -- not only for brutalizing my father but for the effect on me, my siblings and my own children. It's had a terrible effect, but my mum was able to carry on for years as if she didn't do anything bad."
Veronia told the Irish Independent that her the family home in Lower Coole, where he was murdered and she now resides, was her father’s “pride and joy”.
"He worked so hard getting it ready for us to move down from Dublin when I was six years old. I have a lot of good memories of my father in this house."
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