Dubbed “The Wicklow Mountains Sex Beast”, Larry Murphy, the suspected of killing, New Yorker, Annie McCarrick among other missing women in Ireland, will walk free from Arbour Hill prison, Ireland, at the beginning of August.
The suspected dangerous sexual predator and murderer was shockingly allowed to refuse any treatment while in prison. He will now be released and the Irish public will not be told where he will be re-homed.
Murphy was jailed in 2001 for the kidnapping and repeated rape of a woman from County Carlow. He is now the suspect in several missing person’s cases in Ireland including that of New Yorker, Annie McCarrick.
McCarrick, from Long Island, New York disappeared in 1993 in Wicklow. Her body was never found. Her family spent a great deal of time in Ireland trying to piece together what happened to her but no information could be found. She was last seen leaving a bar alone.
Murphy is still a prime suspect in the disappearance of McCarrick. He has been questioned on various cases to do with missing women in Ireland but refuses to cooperate with the police.
When Murphy is released this August he will be placed on the sex offenders’ register in Ireland the public has no right to know his whereabouts.
"Murphy has been in custody for 10 years but has not been subject to any rehabilitation programme. There's hardly a more dangerous prisoner in the system,” a court officer told the Evening Herald.
"We are now looking at a situation where one of the most dangerous men in the country will be back on the streets in weeks, with no treatment. It's deeply worrying.”
Murphy was jailed in 2001 and was to serve a 15-year sentence having been found guilty of the kidnapping and rape of the woman from Carlow. However, having been a model prisoner his sentence has been reduced.
While in prision, Murphy has been questioned over the disappearances of Annie McCarrick and two Irish women who are also missing Jo Jo Dullard and Deirdre Jacob. He is a suspect in a total of six missing person’s cases in Leinster from the 1990s.
Earlier this year police found a plot, which seemed to be a gravesite at Humewood Castle in County Wicklow – just two miles away from Murphy’s final residence in Boley.
One of the locals who happened upon the grave said “"It was dug out like a grave. It was six feet long, two and a half feet wide and three feet deep.
"It looked like it was dug a number of years ago, there was moss growing in it. It is in a pretty open area and can be seen from the road.”
The chilling attack of the Carlow woman in the Wicklow Mountains was only made worse by the fact that Murphy’s wife was pregnant with their third child at the time. His family has severed all ties with the man since he pleaded guilty.
Murphy was only stopped from strangling the Carlow woman, who was tied to a tree, as two hunters came across the scene and disturbed his vicious attack.
His refusal to take part in rehabilitation while in prison is, shockingly, quite normal. Arbour Hill prison holds 335 sex offenders. Only 67 of them have taken part in treatment.
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