Irishman hanged for murder 74 years ago posthumously pardoned | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Irishman hanged for murder 74 years ago posthumously pardoned

Early one morning Henry "Harry" Gleeson found his neighbor Mary “Moll” McCarthy, a mother of seven with a local reputation for promiscuity, dead in a field on his uncle John Caesar’s farm. She had suffered two grisly shotgun wounds to the face and neck. He alerted local gardai (police), and was hanged five months later.

Now, almost three-quarters of a century later, Gleeson is receiving Ireland’s first posthumous pardon. A corrupt and unjust prosecution ended his life 74 years ago – since then, lawyers, students, investigators and medical examiners have worked toward clearing his name.

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