On June 4th 2011, the Gardai responded to reports of a young man found seriously injured on the side of the road near Carrickmacross. 22 year old Gavin O'Connor was unrecognisable due to his injuries, but he was found by people who recognised his outfit from being out with him the night before. What was originally thought to be a hit and run, was soon discovered to be a cold and calculated murder, for no reason. We spoke with Gavin's parents Helena and Gerry about Gavin, their life since his death, and how they have been let down by the system that was built to keep us safe.
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