Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Man quizzed over double fire murders

A man was being questioned today about the double murder of a couple set on

fire at their home in Northern Ireland.

The suspect, aged 24, was arrested in Newry, Co Down, by police investigating

the horrific deaths of Thomas O'Hare, 33, and his 21-year-old girlfriend, Lisa

McClatchey.

They were beaten with hammers and doused in petrol by a gang of vigilantes on

November 6.

Both victims died in hospital following the brutal assault at their house in

Foley Road, Tassagh, Co Armagh.

Six masked intruders are believed to have broken in and carried out the arson

attack.

An hour after they were set on fire, four men appeared at a hospital across

the border in Co Louth with critical burns. They were later transferred

for specialist treatment in Dublin, where gardai have been monitoring

them.

Investigating detectives have already questioned and released several

suspects.

Another man, from Co Tyrone, has appeared in court charged with perverting the

course of justice and withholding information in relation to the murder

inquiry.

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