Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 29 March 2015

Victim’s family in night vigil

The family of murdered west Belfast man Frank McGreevy gathered for a vigil last night one year on from his death.

The 51-year-old father of two died after he was beaten up to 60 times with a pickaxe handle in his Ross Street home in the Falls Road area last March. He was found in a pool of his own blood by his teenage son Francis.

The former republican prisoner spent a number of days on life support in hospital before his death.

A candlelight vigil was organised last night by members of his family close to the spot where he was killed.

Frank's sister Margaret said the family hoped the event would help keep her brother’s death in the public eye.

“We’re still in total shock and just can't believe it,” she said.

“It's like it happened yesterday, it's just a bad dream. The memories of that night haven't left, because of the way he was murdered.”

“His name keeps popping up everywhere we go, you can't seem to get time to grieve.”

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