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
They were beaten with hammers and doused in petrol by a gang of vigilantes on
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
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
Investigating detectives have already questioned and released several
Another man, from Co Tyrone, has appeared in court charged with perverting the
course of justice and withholding information in relation to the murder