Wayne O Donoghue didn’t sexually assault anyone.
Wayne O Donoghue didn’t murder anyone.
Here’s what the trial judge said: The accused was being branded a paedophile killer, which he was not. The tabloids stirred up such hatred for the accused he has no future in this country.
Wayne O Donoghue did not set out to kill Robert Holohan. Here’s what the trial judge said: The injuries were consistent with those which resulted from a restraining technique employed by several police forces in the United States.
There was no violent assault on Robert Holohan. Here’s what the trial judge said: The injuries we are concerned with here were at the horseplay end of the scale.
I realise that won’t stop the self-righteous moral majority from characterising Wayne O Donoghue as a monster. All the more reason to point these things out. Two families have been utterly destroyed by these awful events and I can confidently predict that people who have no standing in the matter will be clamouring to condemn Wayne O Donoghue as if he were the worst mass murderer this planet has ever seen.
He is not.