Family's new plea to find who shot dead mechanic in bed
THE family of a Dublin mechanic shot dead in his bed have made a fresh appeal for information to help solve his murder three years ago.
LIAM 'Blackie' Murray (42) was shot in the head and body in the bedroom of his small bungalow in Rockbrook near Rathfarnham in or around St Patrick's Day in 2009.
Still seeking justice for their son and brother, the Murray family have erected a large poster at the scene seeking information that will put his killers behind bars.
They are also appealing through a website, and Crimestoppers have issued a €10,000 reward for information that could convict the murderers.
Liam was last seen having a drink with friends at the Headline Bar on the corner of the South Circular Road and Clanbrassil Street on Saint Patrick's Day 2009.
He left the bar at around 6.30pm and travelled in his jeep, a black and champagne-coloured Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, through Harold's Cross, Terenure, Nutgrove Avenue and home to Rockbrook Cottages, Cruagh Road, Edmonstown, Rathfarnham, arriving there between 7pm and 7.30pm.
This was the last time Liam was seen alive. When his family could not contact him, they called to the house and found his body on the morning of Friday March 20.
He had been shot five times with a handgun.
"Liam was a wonderful, generous, kind and helpful person who was loved by many. We have wonderful memories of Liam but life is so difficult without him," his family said.
"We don't know why Liam was murdered in such a violent and cowardly way. For Liam's family and friends to move on we need to know who did this and why."
Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers, or see info@ liammurray. org.