Pair To Be Sentenced For Facilitating Murder Of Teenager Keane Mulready-Woods

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Two men will be sentenced next month for facilitating the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods.

The 17-year-old was murdered after being lured to a house in Drogheda, Co Louth, just over three years ago.

Keane Mulready-Woods was murdered in a house in Rathmullen Park in Drogheda.

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The main suspect in his murder was identified in court for the first time today as gangland criminal, Robbie Lawlor, who was shot dead in Belfast in April 2020.

Paul Crosby and Gerard Cruise, who were both living in Rathmullen Park at the time, were due to stand trial for his murder but pleaded guilty to lesser offences.

Crosby was the one who lured Keane to the house that day. Cruise drove them there but insisted he didn’t know what was going to happen.

He later admitted collecting false licence plates which were placed on a car used to transport Keane’s dismembered remains after he was killed.

At their sentence hearing today, Keane’s mother, Elizabeth, described her son’s murder as ”one of the most brutal and traumatic murders in the history of the state.”

Crosby and Cruise will be sentenced next month.