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Family's plea to get justice for innocent gun victim

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Patrick O'Connell with Martin's sister-in-law Ellen and eight month old baby Martin Lawrence
Patrick O'Connell with Martin's sister-in-law Ellen and eight month old baby Martin Lawrence

The family of innocent gun victim Martin O’Rourke have branded his murder “a sin against God” as they reveal his fiancé is three months pregnant with their fourth child.

Fiancée Angelina Power’s sister, Ellen, describes the full heartbreak of 24-year-old Martin’s callous murder on Sheriff Street last Thursday, which left three children and an unborn baby without their doting dad.

“What kind of person climbs up on a bike and chases after an innocent man to shoot him dead, leaving three young children and a baby without a father?” Ellen asks.

In the family’s first interview since the horrific killing, Ellen held Martin’s eight-month-old son Martin Lawrence on her lap as he pitifully called out for his murdered “dada”.

“He’s been calling for his dada ever since this happened – but his dada is never coming home,” a heartbroken Ellen sobbed.

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