General CommentThe Shankill Butchers were a splinter group of the UVR (Ulster Volunteer Force) in Belfast who'd beat and sometimes kill Catholics (who had little to no connection to the IRA or nationalist movement) who they'd captured at night on the streets. UVF Mid-Ulster Brigade. Property released ‹ New . Crossen, whose body was found the next morning by an elderly woman, was the first of three Catholics to be killed by Murphy in this "horrific and brutal manner". Found beaten to death at the junction of Manor Street and Cliftonville Road. Chris Thile Liner Notes. Murphy repeatedly told Crossen: "I'm going to kill you, you bastard", before the taxi stopped at an entry off Wimbledon Street. At a house owned by Murphy in Brookmount Street, Donegan was tortured sadistically by Murphy, who according to Dillon, pulled out all but three of his teeth with pliers. On 22 April 1973, Connor died by ingesting a large dose of cyanide. Shot and found with his throat slashed on a grass verge off Highfern Gardens. [25] Murphy and Moore shot dead Edward McQuaid, a Catholic man, on the Cliftonville Road on 10 January 1976. At the start of his sentence, Bates was involved in a series of violent incidents involving other inmates. All members of the Butchers gang were released a number of years ago. He was subjected to a high level of violence, including a beer glass being shoved into his head. Shot dead at his workplace; Casey's Bottling Plant. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Sarah Jarosz - Live At The Troubadour at Discogs. The gang used the services of the UVF's leading bomb expert James "Tonto" Watt to plant the device, although Watt was not a member of the Brown Bear platoon. Found in a back alley off Emerson Street. As the taxi returned to the safety of the nearby Shankill area, Crossen suffered a ferocious beating. John Murphy received three years' imprisonment for his part in this incident. Are you still listening ? [31] Several of the Butchers, including John Murphy, were questioned about a serious assault in April 1977 in Union Street, near Belfast city centre, on a man they believed wrongly was a Catholic. [41], The following were members of the gang and were convicted of various crimes.[42]. 4 songs (18 minutes) Released on January 1, 2013. The gang, who had spent the day drinking, drove McLaverty to a disused doctor's surgery on the corner of Emerson Street and the Shankill Road where he was beaten with sticks. Moore was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and brought up a Protestant in the staunchly Ulster loyalist Shankill Road. John Netti Engineer. [47] The song was also covered by singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz on her debut album Song Up in Her Head on the Sugar Hill Records label in 2009. At this time McLaverty lived under police protection in Dublin, where he had been given a covername. At the start of his sentence, Bates was involved in a series of violent incidents involving other inmates. The Original Album ... Shankill Butchers: 8: Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect: 9: O Valencia! ALTHOUGH by no means one of Northern Ireland's most prolific killers. The Shankill Butchers: The Real Story of Cold-Blooded Mass Murder Martin Dillon. Martin Dillon's own investigations suggest that a number of other individuals (whom he was unable to name for legal reasons) escaped prosecution for participation in the crimes of the Butchers and that the gang were responsible for a total of at least 30 murders. Moore, who had a few previous convictions for petty crime, worked as a meat packer at Woodvale Meats on the Shankill. Crossen was dragged into an alleyway and Murphy, brandishing a butcher's knife, cut his throat almost through to the spine. The jury acquitted him due in part to Murphy's disruption of the line-up. Relevant. In compliance with previous orders, news of the assault was given to Inspector Nesbitt. Members of the gang also carried out a bombing mission on the Falls Road that killed a 10-year-old Catholic boy on 10 April 1977. Topics similar to or like Shankill Butchers. Another prominent figure was Sam McAllister, who used his physical presence to intimidate others. Sarah Jarosz (born 23 May 1991 in Austin, Texas) is an American alt-country musician and singer-songwriter from Texas. Edition: Paperback. He was dragged into the taxi by Benjamin Edwards and Archie Waller, two of Murphy's gang. Much of what is known about the Butchers came first from Martin Dillon's The Shankill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder (1989 and 1998). The gang was notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering random Catholic and suspected Catholic civilians; each was beaten ferociously and had his throat hacked with a butcher's knife. The court heard evidence from two witnesses who had seen Murphy pull the trigger and had later picked him out of an identification parade. Crane Wife 31 3. June Hymn 5. 3. This had led to William Moore's taxi being examined for evidence, as were all other Shankill taxis; however, the Butchers had cleaned the vehicle thoroughly and nothing incriminating was found. 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At school he was known as a bully and would threaten other boys with a knife or with retribution from his two older brothers. It was Moore who provided the black taxi and butcher knives which the gang used to carry out its killings. Carolina Low 7. The Shankill Butchers was an Ulster loyalist gang—many of whom were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)—that was active between 1975 and 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.It was based in the Shankill area and was responsible for the deaths of at least 23 people, most of whom were killed in sectarian attacks. Much of what is known about the Butchers came first from Martin Dillon's The Shankill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder (1989 and 1998). Joseph Donegan, a middle-aged Catholic on his way home, hailed the vehicle and got in. Robert William Bates ” Basher “ Robert William Bates (nicknamed “Basher”) (12 December 1948 – 11 June 1997) was an Ulster loyalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland.He was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the infamous Shankill Butchers gang, led by Lenny Murphy.. Shankill Butchers. The UVF and UDA (Ulster Defense Association) rarely targeted actual IRA members, since the IRA had a policy of killing two UDA or UVF men for every one IRA member killed. In compiling this detailed work, Dillon was given unlimited access to the case files of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (now the Police Service of Northern Ireland), which eve… [4], Moore, formerly a worker in a meat-processing factory, had stolen several large knives and meat-cleavers from his old workplace, tools that would later be used in more murders. PA NEWS/gm. They were assumed to have been Catholics. Abigail Washburn Liner Notes. The Decemberists The Crane Wife ℗ 2006 Capitol Records Released on: 2016-12 … ‎ _____ 'This was the ultimate way to kill a man.' Two members of the Butchers approached him and, posing as policemen, forced him into a car where two of their comrades were seated. Shortly after Murphy's arrest, he began to receive visits from "Mr A" and "Mr B". Creative. Pages: 316 / 380. See PA Story ULSTER Shankill. Their leader was Lenny Murphy, a fanatical Un… Decemberesque (2019) by Derek Reynolds, released 12 December 2019 1. Shankill Butchers 4:22: 10 Can't Hide 3:11: 11 Long Journey 5:17: 12 Come On Up to the House 4:27: 13 Little Song 2:48: 13 Songs, 45 Minutes Released: Jun 16, 2009 ℗ 2009 Sugar Hill Records, A Welk Music Group Company; Also Available in iTunes More By Sarah Jarosz See All. He had been beaten and stabbed, and his wrists had been slashed. 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