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crime world Episode 69: The night the Loyalist Glenanne Gang murdered my daddy

Denise Mullen was just three-years-old when she witnessed the brutal shooting of her father, Denis, by the notorious Loyalist hit squad

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Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Garfield Beattie is a triple murderer who was part of the infamous Glennane Gang, a brutal mob made up of Ulster Loyalists, RUC police officers and British Soldiers who went on a killing spree of Catholics in Co. Armagh and Co. Tyrone at the beginning of the Troubles.

According to reports and investigations, the group killed between 75 and 120 people, most of whom were ordinary civilians with no links to Irish Republican paramilitaries.

One of those murdered was Denis Mullen, an ambulance controller and father of two who was struck by 17 bullets after he stepped outside his home at Collegelands near the Moy in September 1975.

Beattie served 17 years for the murder of Mullen, but five decades on he is back behind bars for intimidating the victim's daughter Denise, who was just three-years-old when she witnessed an unimaginable horror. This is her story.

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